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System Properties Comparison Google Search Appliance vs. Impala

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NameGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Analytic DBMS for Hadoop
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.86
Rank#86  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score14.57
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websiteenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.html
Technical documentationsupport.google.com/­gsawww.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.html
DeveloperGoogleCloudera
Initial release20022013
Current release3.3.0, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
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 indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduce
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationselectable 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 systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of 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 controlUser authentication via various security protocolsAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberos

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So Long Google Search Appliance
4 February 2016, Fortune

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