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System Properties Comparison RocksDB vs. Spark SQL

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NameRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)Spark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score3.94
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
Score23.12
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Websiterocksdb.orgspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikispark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.Apache Software Foundation
Initial release20132014
Current release7.3.1, June 20223.3.0, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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 indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnono

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