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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonDuckDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.39
Rank#124  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score1.37
Rank#171  Overall
#84  Relational DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgduckdb.org
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designduckdb.org/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributors
Initial release20122018
Current release24.0.1, November 20220.2, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
server-less
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
CLI Client
JDBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesnone
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 datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
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 systemno

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