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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Apache Kylin vs. Snowflake vs. XTDB

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Apache Kylin vs. Snowflake vs. XTDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  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-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
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
Score76.82
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#49  Document stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbkylin.apache.orgwww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmkylin.apache.org/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperAlibabaApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncSnowflake Computing Inc.Juxt Ltd.
Initial release201520142019
Current release3.1.0, July 20201.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaClojure
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhostedAll OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)yeslimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesJavaJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
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 levelUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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