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System Properties Comparison Axibase vs. DuckDB vs. Spark SQL

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NameAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.35
Rank#282  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score4.63
Rank#69  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score18.04
Rank#33  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websiteaxibase.com/­docs/­atsd/­financeduckdb.orgspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationduckdb.org/­docsspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperAxibase CorporationApache Software Foundation
Initial release201320182014
Current release155851.0.0, June 20243.5.0 ( 2.13), September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Scala
Server operating systemsLinuxserver-lessLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
Arrow Database Connectivity (ADBC)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C
C# info3rd party driver
C++
Crystal info3rd party driver
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Lisp info3rd party driver
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Rust
Swift
Zig info3rd party driver
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnono

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