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System Properties Comparison Apache Impala vs. GigaSpaces vs. NebulaGraph

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NameApache Impala  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonNebulaGraph  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 TransactionsA distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Graph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeGraph DBMS
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Score14.03
Rank#40  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score1.02
Rank#192  Overall
#32  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Score2.12
Rank#125  Overall
#10  Graph DBMS
Websiteimpala.apache.orgwww.gigaspaces.comgithub.com/­vesoft-inc/­nebula
www.nebula-graph.io
Technical documentationimpala.apache.org/­impala-docs.htmldocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmldocs.nebula-graph.io
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by ClouderaGigaspaces TechnologiesVesoft Inc.
Initial release201320002019
Current release4.1.0, June 202215.5, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Java, C++, .NetC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeStrong typed schema
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 metadatano
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoNebula Graph internally uses the Key-Value store RocksDB for persistency. The vertices, edges, and their properties are stored as Key while their values are stored as Value. The primary indexes are per Key and secondary indexes are per Value.
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-99 for query and DML statementsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Browser interface
console (shell)
Cypher Query Language
GO Object Graph Mapper
Java Object Graph Mapper
NGBatis infoORM framework for NebulaGraph and Spring-Boot
Proprietary native API
Python Object Graph Mapper
Query language nGQL
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
C++
Go
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyesuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes, event driven architecture
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
Causal Clustering using Raft protocol
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReduceyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graphs
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 infousing RocksDB
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 controlRole-based access control
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Apache ImpalaGigaSpacesNebulaGraph
Specific characteristicsNebulaGraph is a truly distributed, linearly scalable, lightning-fast graph database,...
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Competitive advantagesNebulaGraph boasts the world's only graph database solution that is able to host...
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Typical application scenariosSocial networking Fraud detection Knowledge graph Data warehouse management Anti...
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Key customersCompanies from a variety of industries have implemented NebulaGraph Database in production,...
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Market metricsAt our very early stage, NebulaGraph has already received over 10,000 stars on GitHub...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNebulaGraph is open source and free to use under Apache 2.0 license.
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