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System Properties Comparison H2GIS vs. Impala

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NameH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of H2Analytic DBMS for Hadoop
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
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Score0.17
Rank#295  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score18.65
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.h2gis.orgwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.html
Technical documentationwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homedocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.html
DeveloperCNRSCloudera
Initial release20132013
Current release3.4.0, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoLGPL 3.0Open Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infobased on H2yes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduce
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on H2selectable 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 integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on H2Access rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberos

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