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DBMS > Derby vs. FatDB vs. Spark SQL

System Properties Comparison Derby vs. FatDB vs. Spark SQL

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NameDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.A .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.Spark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
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Score5.12
Rank#73  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Score23.33
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbyspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationFatCloudApache Software Foundation
Initial release199720122014
Current release10.15.2.0, March 20203.2.0, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC#Scala
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMWindowsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno infoVia inetgration in SQL ServerSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaC#Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Proceduresyes infovia applicationsno
Triggersyesyes infovia applicationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsno

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