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System Properties Comparison Apache Impala vs. Kdb vs. QuestDB

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NameApache Impala  Xexclude from comparisonKdb  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopHigh performance Time Series DBMSA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score13.77
Rank#40  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score7.55
Rank#53  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
#1  Vector DBMS
Score2.52
Rank#109  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websiteimpala.apache.orgkx.comquestdb.io
Technical documentationimpala.apache.org/­impala-docs.htmlcode.kx.comquestdb.io/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by ClouderaKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcQuestDB Technology Inc
Initial release20132000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032014
Current release4.1.0, June 20223.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++qJava (Zero-GC), C++, Rust
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'no
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (q)SQL with time-series extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceuser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyes infowith viewsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication with eventual consistency
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID for single-table writes
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 infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosrights management via user accounts
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Apache ImpalaKdbQuestDB
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Relational model with native time series support Column-based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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High ingestion throughput: peak of 4M rows/sec (TSBS Benchmark) Code optimizations...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Financial tick data Industrial IoT Application Metrics Monitoring
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Banks & Hedge funds, Yahoo, OKX, Airbus, Aquis Exchange, Net App, Cloudera, Airtel,...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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