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NameImpala  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopOpen-Source SQL RDBMS powered by Spark and Hadoop
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score14.74
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score0.57
Rank#190  Overall
#94  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.splicemachine.com
Technical documentationwww.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldoc.splicemachine.com
DeveloperClouderaJohn Leach
Initial release20132014
Current release3.3.0, August 20192.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoextended commercial Enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCJava
JRuby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes infoJava
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno infouses HBase instead
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard
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