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System Properties Comparison Apache Impala vs. GigaSpaces vs. Ignite

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NameApache Impala  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeGraph DBMS
Search engine
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Score15.06
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score1.05
Rank#191  Overall
#31  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Score4.04
Rank#86  Overall
#12  Key-value stores
#46  Relational DBMS
Websiteimpala.apache.orgwww.gigaspaces.comignite.apache.org
Technical documentationimpala.apache.org/­impala-docs.htmldocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlapacheignite.readme.io/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by ClouderaGigaspaces TechnologiesApache Software Foundation
Initial release201320002015
Current release4.1.0, June 202215.5, September 2020Apache Ignite 2.6
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Java, C++, .NetC++, Java, .Net
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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.nono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatayes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-99 for query and DML statementsANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDL
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyesyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)
Triggersnoyes, event driven architectureyes (cache interceptors and events)
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
yes (replicated cache)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReduceyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosRole-based access controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementations

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