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System Properties Comparison Spark SQL vs. Teradata

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NameSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingA hybrid cloud data analytics software platform (Teradata Vantage)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score21.87
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score69.68
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitespark.apache.org/­sqlwww.teradata.com
Technical documentationspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmldocs.teradata.com
DeveloperApache Software FoundationTeradata
Initial release20141984
Current release3.1.1, March 2021Teradata Vantage 1.0 MU2, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageScala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Linux
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 indexesnoyes infoJoin-index to prejoin tables, aggregate index, sparse index, hash index
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infoSQL 2016 + extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
HTTP REST
JDBC
JMS Adapter
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
R
Scala
C
C++
Cobol
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
Perl
PL/1
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoUDFs, stored procedures, table functions in parallel
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, utilizing Spark CoreSharding infoHashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate 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 controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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