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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Apache Kylin vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Apache Kylin vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Snowflake

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database serviceA distributed analytics engine for big data, providing a SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) and leveraging the Hadoop stackCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.31
Rank#268  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score1.38
Rank#145  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Score19.36
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score76.82
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbkylin.apache.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmkylin.apache.org/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAlibabaApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201520122014
Current release3.1.0, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesyes
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyesyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)noyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'user defined functions
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess managed on TSDB instance levelyes, based on authentication and database rulesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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