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System Properties Comparison Graphite vs. Impala vs. mSQL vs. Prometheus

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NameGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperAnalytic DBMS for HadoopmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring system
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.46
Rank#75  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score18.03
Rank#40  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score1.72
Rank#136  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Score6.13
Rank#67  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlhughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlprometheus.io
Technical documentationgraphite.readthedocs.iodocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlprometheus.io/­docs
DeveloperChris DavisClouderaHughes Technologies
Initial release2006201319942015
Current release4.0.0, July 20214.4, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2commercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languagePythonC++CGo
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
LinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlyyesyesNumeric data only
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.nononono infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Sockets
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reducenono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factornoneyes infoby Federation
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistencynonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanononono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infolockingyesnoyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosnono

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