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DBMS > Drizzle vs. Impala vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. Impala vs. Splunk

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Analytic DBMS for HadoopAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score18.65
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score91.61
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitewww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerClouderaSplunk Inc.
Initial release200820132003
Current release7.2.4, September 20123.4.0, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
LinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.noyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factorMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosAccess rights for users and roles

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