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System Properties Comparison Databricks vs. SingleStore vs. Spark SQL

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NameDatabricks  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe Databricks Lakehouse Platform combines elements of data lakes and data warehouses to provide a unified view onto structured and unstructured data. It is based on Apache Spark.MySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table typeSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score76.91
Rank#17  Overall
#3  Document stores
#11  Relational DBMS
Score6.11
Rank#65  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score19.78
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.databricks.comwww.singlestore.comspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationdocs.databricks.comdocs.singlestore.comspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperDatabricksSingleStore Inc.Apache Software Foundation
Initial release201320132014
Current release8.5, January 20243.5.0 ( 2.13), September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++, GoScala
Server operating systemshostedLinux info64 bit version requiredLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLwith Databricks SQLyes infobut no triggers and foreign keysSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Cluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
MongoDB API
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesPython
R
Scala
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions and aggregatesyesno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infohash partitioningyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculations
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained access control via users, groups and rolesno
More information provided by the system vendor
DatabricksSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLSpark SQL
Specific characteristicsSupported database models : In addition to the Document store and Relational DBMS...
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SingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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Competitive advantagesSingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosDriving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersIEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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