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DBMS > Apache Druid vs. Splunk vs. Sqrrl

System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. Splunk vs. Sqrrl

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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  Xexclude from comparison
Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon and became a part of Amazon Web Services. It has been removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataAnalytics Platform for Big DataAdaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache Accumulo
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Search engineDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.25
Rank#90  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score89.10
Rank#14  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitedruid.apache.orgwww.splunk.comsqrrl.com
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsSplunk Inc.Amazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
Initial release201220032012
Current release29.0.1, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2commercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyesschema-free
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commandsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP RESTAccumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Actionscript
C infousing GLib
C#
C++
Cocoa
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedShardingSharding infomaking use of Hadoop
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor infomaking use of Hadoop
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoDocument store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searchingAtomic updates per row, document, or graph entity
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemAccess rights for users and rolesCell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)

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