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System Properties Comparison Impala vs. Splunk

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NameImpala  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score14.57
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score86.84
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitewww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationwww.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperClouderaSplunk Inc.
Initial release20132003
Current release3.3.0, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes
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
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReduceyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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 KerberosAccess rights for users and roles

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