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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. Graphite vs. Hypertable

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. Graphite vs. Hypertable

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.Data logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as Hadoop
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.30
Rank#93  Overall
#16  Document stores
#47  Relational DBMS
Score2.78
Rank#104  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score4.31
Rank#77  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgcloud.google.com/­spannergithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-web
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docscloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsgraphite.readthedocs.io
DeveloperApache Software FoundationGoogleChris DavisHypertable Inc.
Initial release2012201720062009
Current release1.17.0, December 20190.9.8.11, March 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languagePythonC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
Unix
Linux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data onlyno
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesnorestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scans
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011nono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Sockets
C++ API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC++Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnonono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.noneselectable replication factor on file system level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoStrict serializable isolationnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infolockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceno
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)nono

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