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DBMS > Apache Druid vs. Quasardb vs. Teradata Aster vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. Quasardb vs. Teradata Aster vs. TerminusDB

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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataDistributed, high-performance timeseries databasePlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and typesScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
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Score3.27
Rank#93  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#285  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#284  Overall
#25  Graph DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgquasardb.netterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designdoc.quasardb.netterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsquasardbTeradataDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release2012200920052018
Current release0.21.0, April 20213.1, January 20194.0, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensescommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Storeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infointeger and binaryyesyes
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 infoin Aster File Storeno
Secondary indexesyesyes infowith tagsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoR packagesyes
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedSharding infoconsistent hashingShardingGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesSource-replica replication with selectable replication factoryes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.Journaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integrationyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Frameworkno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using LevelDByesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoTransient modeno
User concepts infoAccess controlRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control
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Apache DruidQuasardbTeradata AsterTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
Specific characteristicsHigh-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosTick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersLarge EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCommunity edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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