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DBMS > Impala vs. Kdb+ vs. Lovefield vs. SAP Adaptive Server

System Properties Comparison Impala vs. Kdb+ vs. Lovefield vs. SAP Adaptive Server

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NameImpala  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopHigh performance Time Series DBMSEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query Server
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score18.03
Rank#40  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score8.98
Rank#54  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#283  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score47.78
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlkx.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.html
Technical documentationdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlcode.kx.comgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdhelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASE
DeveloperClouderaKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcGoogleSAP, Sybase
Initial release20132000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320141987
Current release4.0.0, July 20213.6, May 20182.1.12, February 201716.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++qJavaScriptC and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (q)SQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
JavaScriptC
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceuser defined functionsnoJava and Transact-SQL
Triggersnoyes infowith viewsUsing read-only observersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningnonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosrights management via user accountsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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