DB-EnginesCrateDB bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Greenplum vs. Hive vs. Impala

System Properties Comparison Greenplum vs. Hive vs. Impala

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonHive  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.data warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopAnalytic DBMS for Hadoop
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score12.48
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score80.87
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score14.86
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websitepivotal.io/­pivotal-greenplumhive.apache.orgwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.html
Technical documentationgpdb.docs.pivotal.iocwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homewww.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.html
DeveloperPivotal Software Inc.Apache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookCloudera
Initial release200520122013
Current release5.10.0, July 20182.3.5, May 20193.2.0, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yes infosince Version 4.2no
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
C++
Java
PHP
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduce
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationselectable replication factorselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoquery execution via MapReduceyes infoquery execution via MapReduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and rolesAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberos

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesDremio is like magic for Hive accelerating your analytical queries up to 1,000x.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
GreenplumHiveImpala
DB-Engines blog posts

Why is Hadoop not listed in the DB-Engines Ranking?
13 May 2013, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Greenplum 6 ventures outside the analytic box
19 March 2019, ZDNet

31 Big Data Platforms You Should Know
28 June 2019, Built In

Greenplum goes open source -- and a new cloud analytics star is born
29 October 2015, InfoWorld

Pivotal, Gravitational, and Google Water Kubernetes Expansion
25 March 2019, SDxCentral

Pivotal Takes Greenplum to the Cloud
14 September 2017, Datanami

provided by Google News

Get Started with Hadoop Hive HiveQL Languages
9 July 2019, TechiExpert.com

Cloudera Commits to 100% Open Source
11 July 2019, Datanami

Experts Discuss the 4 Most Important Big Data Programming Languages
21 June 2019, G2

Mid-Year Tech Skills Value Report: What’s Up… and What’s Dropping
8 July 2019, Dice Insights

8 Big Data Technologies On the Rise
26 June 2019, G2

provided by Google News

Mid-Year Tech Skills Value Report: What’s Up… and What’s Dropping
8 July 2019, Dice Insights

Cloudera's a data warehouse player now
28 August 2018, ZDNet

Cloudera Boosts Hadoop App Development On Impala
10 November 2014, InformationWeek

Cloudera says Impala is faster than Hive, which isn't saying much
13 January 2014, GigaOM

Apache Impala gets top-level status as open source Hadoop tool
1 December 2017, TechTarget

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Digital Data Analyst (Must have previous experience as an SQL Analyst)
Luth Research, LLC, San Diego, CA

Greenplum Architect
GSS Infotech, Glastonbury, CT

PostGres DBA
Alltech International, Washington, DC

Senior Cloud Centric Greenplum DBA
Epsilon, Leesburg, VA

Senior Cloud Centric Greenplum DBA
Conversant Media, Leesburg, VA

Consultant, Strategy & Analytics, Analytics & Cognitive
Deloitte, New York, NY

Big Data BI Engineer
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Seattle, WA

Quality Engineer
Cognizant Technology Solutions, Austin, TX

Data Scientist I
Bank of America, Charlotte, NC

Cloud Support Associate (AWS Educate - IAD)
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Herndon, VA

Consultant, Strategy & Analytics, Analytics & Cognitive
Deloitte, New York, NY

Business Analyst
Priceline.com, Norwalk, CT

Business Intelligence Developer
Early Warning Services, Scottsdale, AZ

Data Scientist - Big Data Engineer
EmblemHealth, New York, NY

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT - DATA
Scripps Health Corp, San Diego, CA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Redis logo

Start now with Redis Cloud
Secure, highly available Redis as a serverless, hosted, fully managed cloud service.
Sign up here.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Present your product here