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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. InfluxDB vs. Spark SQL

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.07
Rank#97  Overall
#16  Document stores
#48  Relational DBMS
Score18.34
Rank#34  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score16.34
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationApache Software Foundation
Initial release201220132014
Current release1.16, May 20191.7.6, April 2019v2.4.3, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoScala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyes
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 indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlyyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
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 sourceyes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcesimple rights management via user accountsno
More information provided by the system vendor
Apache DrillInfluxDBSpark SQL
Specific characteristicsInfluxData includes the open source time-series database InfluxDB . It supports high...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData , the creator of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 14,018 github stars Over 148,000 servers deployed...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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