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DBMS > Impala vs. MaxDB vs. SAP HANA

System Properties Comparison Impala vs. MaxDB vs. SAP HANA

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NameImpala  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud service
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
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Spatial DBMS
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Score18.71
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score4.32
Rank#82  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score54.58
Rank#21  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlmaxdb.sap.comwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.html
Technical documentationdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperClouderaSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997SAP
Initial release201319842010
Current release3.4.0, April 20207.9.10 (January 2020), 20202.0 SPS05 (June 26, 2020), June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoalso available as a cloud based service
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Appliance or cloud-service
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyesSQLScript, R
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationyes
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
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
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes

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