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System Properties Comparison Google BigQuery vs. Impala

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NameGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesAnalytic DBMS for Hadoop
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score24.55
Rank#28  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score14.74
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigquerywww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.html
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docswww.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.html
DeveloperGoogleCloudera
Initial release20102013
Current release3.3.0, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin JavaScriptyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduce
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying datano
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) for whole datasets, not for individual tables infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberos

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