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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Impala

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageAnalytic DBMS for Hadoop
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score2.68
Rank#94  Overall
#16  Document stores
#48  Relational DBMS
Score14.57
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.html
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationCloudera
Initial release20122013
Current release1.16, May 20193.3.0, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduce
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoquery execution via MapReduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyes
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 infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberos

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