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System Properties Comparison Apache Kylin vs. Impala vs. IRONdb vs. TerarkDB vs. TimesTen

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NameApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed analytics engine for big data, providing a SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) and leveraging the Hadoop stackAnalytic DBMS for HadoopA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDBIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.38
Rank#145  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Score18.46
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#334  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#325  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Score1.79
Rank#129  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Websitekylin.apache.orgwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasegithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdbwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationkylin.apache.org/­docsdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldocs.circonus.com/­irondbgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wikidocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncClouderaCirconus LLC.TerarkOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release20152013201720161998
Current release3.1.0, July 20204.0.0, July 2021V0.10.20, January 201811 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercial inforestricted open source version availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C and C++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsnoyes
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesyesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)noyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP APIC++ API
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C++
Java
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes, in LuanoPL/SQL
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoquery execution via MapReducenonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanononoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nononoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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