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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Impala vs. TDengine

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonTDengine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageAnalytic DBMS for HadoopTime Series DBMS and big data platform
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.19
Rank#103  Overall
#21  Document stores
#50  Relational DBMS
Score18.70
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score2.40
Rank#130  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlgithub.com/­taosdata/­TDengine
tdengine.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldocs.tdengine.com
DeveloperApache Software FoundationClouderaTDEngine, previously Taos Data
Initial release201220132019
Current release1.20.2, August 20224.1.0, June 20223.0, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPL V3, also commercial editions available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL-like DML and DDL statementsStandard SQL with extensions for time-series applications
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC++All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceno
Triggersnonoyes, via alarm monitoring
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryes
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 integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes
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 Kerberosyes
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Apache DrillImpalaTDengine
Specific characteristicsTDengine™ is an open-source, cloud-native time-series database (TSDB) optimized for...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance: TDengine is the only time-series database that solves the high-cardinality...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IoT) Industrial Internet (IIoT) Connected Cars DevOps Energy...
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Market metricsTDengine has garnered over 20,000 stars on GitHub and is used in over 50 countries...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTDengine Community Edition is open-source software released under the AGPL 3.0 that...
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