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DBMS > Impala vs. mSQL vs. Prometheus

System Properties Comparison Impala vs. mSQL vs. Prometheus

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NameImpala  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring system
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score18.93
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score1.85
Rank#130  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score6.52
Rank#63  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlhughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlprometheus.io
Technical documentationdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlprometheus.io/­docs
DeveloperClouderaHughes Technologies
Initial release201319942015
Current release3.4.0, April 20204.4, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++CGo
Server operating systemsLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data only
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 infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reducenono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornoneyes infoby Federation
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistencynonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesnoyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosnono

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