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DBMS > H2GIS vs. Impala vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. XTDB

System Properties Comparison H2GIS vs. Impala vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. XTDB

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NameH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of H2Analytic DBMS for HadoopA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSWide column storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
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Score0.03
Rank#335  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score18.03
Rank#40  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score5.35
Rank#77  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#50  Document stores
Websitewww.h2gis.orgwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablesgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homedocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperCNRSClouderaMicrosoftJuxt Ltd.
Initial release2013201320122019
Current release4.0.0, July 20211.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoLGPL 3.0Open Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC++Clojure
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedAll OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnolimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesJavaAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infobased on H2yes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reducenono
Triggersyesnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on H2selectable replication factoryes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnooptimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on H2Access rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures

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