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DBMS > Apache Impala vs. BigObject vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison Apache Impala vs. BigObject vs. SAP IQ

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NameApache Impala  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score15.06
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#333  Overall
#146  Relational DBMS
Score3.58
Rank#93  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websiteimpala.apache.orgbigobject.iowww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationimpala.apache.org/­impala-docs.htmldocs.bigobject.iohelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_IQ
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by ClouderaBigObject, Inc.SAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release201320151994
Current release4.1.0, June 202216.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infofree community edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
fluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceLuayes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornoneSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReducenoHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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