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System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. Elasticsearch vs. Ignite

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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Search engineKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.49
Rank#125  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score138.60
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score5.50
Rank#78  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
#41  Relational DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchignite.apache.org
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlapacheignite.readme.io/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsElasticApache Software Foundation
Initial release201220102015
Current release25.0.0, January 20237.8.0, June 2020Apache Ignite 2.6
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoElastic LicenseOpen 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 languageJavaJavaC++, Java, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
All OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingSQL-like query languageANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDL
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes (cache interceptors and events)
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyesyes (replicated cache)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectoryes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noMemcached and Redis integrationyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemSecurity Hooks for custom implementations

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