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System Properties Comparison Impala vs. PostGIS

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NameImpala  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score18.65
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score30.71
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlpostgis.net
Technical documentationdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperCloudera
Initial release20132005
Current release3.4.0, April 20203.1.4, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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