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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesAnalytic DBMS for Hadoop
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score0.05
Rank#317  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score14.74
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigobject.iowww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.html
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iowww.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.html
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Cloudera
Initial release20152013
Current release3.3.0, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Linux
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
RESTful HTTP API
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuayes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduce
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberos

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