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DBMS > Impala vs. Riak TS vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Impala vs. Riak TS vs. Sphinx

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NameImpala  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score15.66
Rank#37  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#250  Overall
#18  Time Series DBMS
Score6.34
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitewww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlriak.com/­products/­riak-tssphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperClouderaBasho TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201320152001
Current release3.3.0, August 20193.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++ErlangC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesrestrictedyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReduceyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infolinks between datasets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosnono

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