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

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

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NameImpala  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopHigh performance Time Series DBMSNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactionsThe 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
Score0.97
Rank#179  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
Score47.78
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlkx.comnuodb.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.html
Technical documentationdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlcode.kx.comdoc.nuodb.comhelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASE
DeveloperClouderaKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcNuoDB, Inc.SAP, Sybase
Initial release20132000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320131987
Current release4.0.0, July 20213.6, May 201816.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial infolimited edition freecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++qC++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
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)yesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceuser defined functionsJava, SQLJava and Transact-SQL
Triggersnoyes infowith viewsyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningdata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtenhorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDBMulti-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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infotunable commit protocolACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCCyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosrights management via user accountsStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Usersfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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