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DBMS > EXASOL vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J vs. Spark SQL

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J vs. Spark SQL

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Spark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF storeRelational DBMS
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Score3.27
Rank#97  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#204  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score22.86
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaserdf4j.orgspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.circonus.com/­irondbrdf4j.org/­documentationspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperExasolCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Apache Software Foundation
Initial release2000201720042014
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 20183.2.0, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaScala
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyes
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 indexesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)noSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes, in Luayesno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenoneyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardnonono

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