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System Properties Comparison Greenplum vs. Impala vs. MySQL vs. QuestDB vs. Teradata

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NameGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata  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.Analytic DBMS for HadoopWidely used open source RDBMSA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataA hybrid cloud data analytics software platform (Teradata Vantage)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APITime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document storeDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score13.96
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score18.46
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score1206.05
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score1.14
Rank#163  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score69.13
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websitegreenplum.orgwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.mysql.comquestdb.iowww.teradata.com
Technical documentationdocs.greenplum.orgdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldev.mysql.com/­docquestdb.io/­docs/­introductiondocs.teradata.com
DeveloperPivotal Software Inc.ClouderaOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunQuestDB LimitedTeradata
Initial release20052013199520141984
Current release6.7.1, April 20204.0.0, July 20218.0.28, January 2022Teradata Vantage 1.0 MU2, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++Java
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
hosted
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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 4.2noyesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesnoyes infoJoin-index to prejoin tables, aggregate index, sparse index, hash index
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query languageyes infoSQL 2016 + extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
.NET Client API
HTTP REST
JDBC
JMS Adapter
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C
C++
Cobol
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
Perl
PL/1
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes infoproprietary syntaxnoyes infoUDFs, stored procedures, table functions in parallel
Triggersyesnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabrichorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding infoHashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Configurable consistency for N replicasMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoquery execution via MapReducenonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID for single-table writesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyesyes infothrough memory mapped filesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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