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System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hive vs. QuestDB

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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHive  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.data warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.44
Rank#93  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score19.36
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score83.45
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score1.14
Rank#163  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasehive.apache.orgquestdb.io
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasecwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homequestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Apache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookQuestDB Limited
Initial release2012201220122014
Current release0.22.1, December 20213.1.2, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
hostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-freeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++
Java
PHP
Python
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'yes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceno
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesselectable replication factorConfigurable consistency for N replicas
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesnoACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users, groups and roles
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Apache DruidFirebase Realtime DatabaseHiveQuestDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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