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

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

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NameImpala  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopHigh performance Time Series DBMSThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMSAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query Server
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score18.03
Rank#40  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score8.98
Rank#54  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score47.78
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score96.35
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitewww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlkx.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlcode.kx.comhelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASEdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperClouderaKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSAP, SybaseSplunk Inc.
Initial release20132000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200319872003
Current release4.0.0, July 20213.6, May 201816.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++qC and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
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.noyesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (q)yesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceuser defined functionsJava and Transact-SQLyes
Triggersnoyes infowith viewsyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosrights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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