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System Properties Comparison Druid vs. Google BigQuery vs. SwayDB

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NameDruid  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store
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Score2.05
Rank#120  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score29.65
Rank#25  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#319  Overall
#55  Key-value stores
Websitedruid.apache.orgcloud.google.com/­bigqueryswaydb.io
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docs
DeveloperMetamarkets Group and contributorsGoogleSimer Plaha
Initial release201220102018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2commercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
hosted
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL support via Apache Calcite adapteryesno
APIs and other access methodsJSON over HTTPRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions infoin JavaScriptno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying dataAtomic execution of operations
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoavailable via extensionsAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) for whole datasets, not for individual tables infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)no

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