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System Properties Comparison Impala vs. InfluxDB vs. Memgraph

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NameImpala  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemgraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA hybrid, in-memory first, distributed graph DBMS delivering high-performance on analytical and transactional workloads at enterprise scale
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score16.07
Rank#36  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score26.25
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#310  Overall
#30  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewmemgraph.com
Technical documentationdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.memgraph.com
DeveloperClouderaMemgraph Ltd
Initial release201320132017
Current release3.3.0, August 20192.0.2, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial infoFree license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++GoC and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Elixir
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infodynamic graph partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replication using RAFT
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infowith snapshot isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infowith periodic snapshot and write-ahead logging (WAL) of changes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberossimple rights management via user accountsUsers, roles and permissions
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ImpalaInfluxDBMemgraph
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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