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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Greenplum vs. Machbase

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Greenplum vs. Machbase

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.TimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigData
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.17
Rank#107  Overall
#21  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Score12.51
Rank#46  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#339  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orggreenplum.orgwww.machbase.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.greenplum.orgmachbase.atlassian.net/­wiki/­spaces/­MAN/­overview
DeveloperApache Software FoundationPivotal Software Inc.Machbase
Initial release201220052013
Current release1.20.2, August 20226.7.1, April 2020V6.5, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree test version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyes infosince Version 4.2no
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++C
Java
Perl
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourcenoyes infovolatile and lookup table
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple password-based access control

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