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DBMS > Apache Druid vs. Apache Pinot vs. ClickHouse

System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. Apache Pinot vs. ClickHouse

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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonApache Pinot  Xexclude from comparisonClickHouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataRealtime distributed OLAP datastore, designed to answer OLAP queries with low latencyA high-performance, column-oriented SQL DBMS for online analytical processing (OLAP) that uses all available system resources to their full potential to process each analytical query as fast as possible. It is available as both an open-source software and a cloud offering.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.43
Rank#101  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score0.77
Rank#231  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
Score16.68
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgpinot.apache.orgclickhouse.com
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designdocs.pinot.apache.orgclickhouse.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsApache Software Foundation and contributorsClickhouse Inc.
Initial release201220152016
Current release28.0.1, December 20231.0.0, September 2023v23.12.1.1368-stable, December 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
All OS with a Java JDK11 or higherFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingSQL-like query languageClose to ANSI SQL (SQL/JSON + extensions)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBCgRPC
HTTP REST
JDBC
MySQL wire protocol
ODBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
Python
C# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
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Java info3rd party library
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party library
Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
Perl info3rd party library
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Scala info3rd party library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedhorizontal partitioningkey based and custom
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesAsynchronous and synchronous physical replication; geographically distributed replicas; support for object storages.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate 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 persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemAccess rights for users and roles. Column and row based policies. Quotas and resource limits. Pluggable authentication with LDAP and Kerberos. Password based, X.509 certificate, and SSH key authentication.

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