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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Heroic vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Heroic vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.77
Rank#109  Overall
#20  Document stores
#57  Relational DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#280  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score1.01
Rank#175  Overall
#85  Relational DBMS
Score21.33
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexignitetech.com/­softwarelibrary/­infobrightdbazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperApache Software FoundationSpotifyIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.Microsoft
Initial release2012201420052016
Current release1.19.0, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnoyes infovia Elasticsearchno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnonoTransact SQL
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraints
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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 sourcenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesyes

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