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System Properties Comparison Apache Impala vs. MySQL vs. SwayDB

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NameApache Impala  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopWidely used open source RDBMSAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score12.57
Rank#40  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score1039.46
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#377  Overall
#58  Key-value stores
Websiteimpala.apache.orgwww.mysql.comswaydb.simer.au
Technical documentationimpala.apache.org/­impala-docs.htmldev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by ClouderaOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunSimer Plaha
Initial release201319952018
Current release4.1.0, June 20229.0.0, July 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++Scala
Server operating systemsLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes infoproprietary syntaxno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
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 KerberosUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesno

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