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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Quasardb

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Quasardb

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.49
Rank#111  Overall
#19  Document stores
#55  Relational DBMS
Score3.71
Rank#89  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score0.19
Rank#288  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantquasardb.net
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docscloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperApache Software FoundationIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014quasardb
Initial release201220102009
Current release1.19.0, June 20213.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageErlangC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infointeger and binary
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 indexesnoyesyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP API
Supported programming languagesC++C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyeswith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes infoby using LevelDB
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 infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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Specific characteristicsHigh-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosTick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersLarge EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCommunity edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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