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DBMS > Impala vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. XTDB

System Properties Comparison Impala vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. XTDB

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NameImpala  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Document store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score17.79
Rank#40  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score2.17
Rank#120  Overall
#22  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#59  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#49  Document stores
Websitewww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperClouderaInterSystemsJuxt Ltd.
Initial release201320182019
Current release4.0.0, July 20212021.1, June 20211.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Clojure
Server operating systemsLinuxAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes, 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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyeslimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyesno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationyes, each node contains all data
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 integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosyes

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