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System Properties Comparison HyperSQL vs. Impala

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NameHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBAnalytic DBMS for Hadoop
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.92
Rank#73  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Score18.65
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websitehsqldb.orgwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.html
Technical documentationhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmldocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.html
DeveloperCloudera
Initial release20012013
Current release2.6.0, March 20213.4.0, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infobased on BSD licenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesLinux
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 methodsHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava, SQLyes 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 nodesnoneselectable 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 datayesyes
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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberos

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