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System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. Elasticsearch vs. Rockset

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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  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 metricA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Search engineDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
Relational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.29
Rank#95  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score134.78
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.84
Rank#209  Overall
#35  Document stores
Websitedruid.apache.orgwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchrockset.com
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.rockset.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsElasticRockset
Initial release201220102019
Current release29.0.1, April 20248.6, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoElastic Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
All OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesdynamic typing
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 infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingSQL-like query languageRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedShardingAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectorno
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, allEventual Consistency
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 persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noMemcached and Redis integration
User concepts infoAccess controlRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console

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