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Apache Drill

3 Ratings

InfluxDB

7 Ratings

Apache Drill

3 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 101

InfluxDB

7 Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Drill

if you're doing joins from hBASE, hdfs, cassandra and redis, then this works.Using it as a be all end all does not suit it. This is not your straight forward magic software that works for all scenarios. One needs to determine the use case to see if Apache Drill fits the needs. 3/4 of the time, usually it does.
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InfluxDB

InfluxDB is very good at storing monitoring metrics (e.g. performance data). InfluxDB is not the right choice if you need to store other data types (like plain text, data relations etc.).
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Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Apache Drill
InfluxDB
8.9
Performance
Apache Drill
InfluxDB
9.0
Availability
Apache Drill
InfluxDB
10.0
Concurrency
Apache Drill
InfluxDB
10.0
Security
Apache Drill
InfluxDB
6.0
Scalability
Apache Drill
InfluxDB
10.0
Data model flexibility
Apache Drill
InfluxDB
8.0
Deployment model flexibility
Apache Drill
InfluxDB
9.0

Pros

  • queries multiple data sources with ease.
  • supports sql, so non technical users who know sql, can run query sets
  • 3rd party tools, like tableau, zoom data and looker were able to connect with no issues
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  • Storing time-series data
  • Providing time-series data over an HTTPS API
  • Accepting new data inputs through the same HTTPS API
  • Providing existing data sets in a very fast and efficient manner
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Cons

  • deployment. Not as easy
  • configuration isn't as straight forward, especially with the documentation
  • Garbage collection could be improved upon
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  • The open source version does not have ACLs, which is crucial for enterprise customers
  • The open source version has no high availability or clustering option, even the enterprise edition is limited in this way
  • The open source and the enterprise versions both have no read load-balancing systems (sharding is possible, though)
  • Backup and recovery can only be performed for all data sets, not for subsets
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Likelihood to Renew

Apache Drill7.0
Based on 1 answer
if Presto comes up with more support (ie hbase, s3), then its strongly possible that we'll move from apache drill to prestoDB. However, Apache drill needs more configuration ease, especially when it comes to garbage collection tuning. If apache drill could support also sparkSQL and Flume, then it does change drill into being something more valuable than prestoDB
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InfluxDB9.5
Based on 2 answers
InfluxDB simply works. There is no need to switch to another solution if you don't need native clustering, HA or security (and don't want to add those features yourself). I provide a 10-star rating since InfluxDB promotes itself as a simple, but effective time-series database. If you look at what it provides and what was advertised, there is a 100% match, which is why I can't refuse to give a perfect rating. All the small things that are "not so cool" can be overlooked.
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Alternatives Considered

compared to presto, has more support than prestodb.Impala has limitations to what drill can supportapache phoenix only supports for hbase. no support for cassandra. Apache drill was chosen, because of the multiple data stores that it supports htat the other 3 do not support. Presto does not support hbase as of yet. Impala does not support query to cassandra
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To be honest, I didn't look at alternatives since InfluxDB performs very well if you can oversee the lack of security and HA features. But for all challenges, there is an easy solution which brings you forward (e.g. read load balancing can be achieved by using a common HTTPS load balancer).
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Return on Investment

  • Configuration has taken some serious time out.
  • Garbage collection tuning. is a constant hassle. time and effort applied to it, vs dedicating resources elsewhere.
  • w/ sql support, reduces the need of devs to generate the resultset for analysts, when they can run queries themselves (if they know sql).
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  • InfluxDB is a quick and easy solution if the customers need to store and handle large amounts of time-series data
  • InfluxDB is so simple that almost no training is needed
  • InfluxDB had a negative impact in terms of security since the open-source version lacks relevant features; therefore all customers have to build their own security solution on top of InfluxDB if they can't afford the enterprise version
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Apache Drill

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Free Trial
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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No
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InfluxDB

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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