DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Amazon Redshift vs. Heroic vs. Kinetica vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Heroic vs. Kinetica vs. Snowflake

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score24.86
Rank#32  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#309  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#204  Overall
#99  Relational DBMS
Score64.19
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.kinetica.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewwww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)SpotifyKineticaSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2012201420122014
Current release7.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageCJavaC, C++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 indexesrestrictedyes infovia Elasticsearchyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonnouser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersnonoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID
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.yesnoyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles on table levelUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon RedshiftHeroicKineticaSnowflake
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
» more
Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
» more
Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
» more
Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
» more
Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesDBHawk: Secure access to SQL, NoSQL and Cloud databases with an all-in-one solution.
» more

SQLFlow: Provides a visual representation of the overall flow of data. Automated SQL data lineage analysis across Databases, ETL, Business Intelligence, Cloud and Hadoop environments by parsing SQL Script and stored procedure.
» more

CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more
CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

SQLFlow: Provides a visual representation of the overall flow of data. Automated SQL data lineage analysis across Databases, ETL, Business Intelligence, Cloud and Hadoop environments by parsing SQL Script and stored procedure.
» more

DBHawk: Secure access to SQL, NoSQL and Cloud databases with an all-in-one solution.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Amazon RedshiftHeroicKineticaSnowflake
DB-Engines blog posts

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Increased popularity for consuming DBMS services out of the cloud
2 October 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Baffle Data Privacy Cloud supports privacy preserving analytics on Amazon Redshift
24 November 2021, Help Net Security

Stacking up: Building a modern data warehouse with Amazon Redshift
10 November 2021, The Register

AtScale Achieves Amazon Redshift Ready Designation
10 November 2021, MarTech Series

Okera Expands Its Footprint with AWS to Power Universal Data Authorization
29 November 2021, PRNewswire

TrustLogix Brings Unique Data Security Governance Platform to AWS
26 November 2021, MarTech Series

provided by Google News

USD 361.56 million growth for GPU Database Market from 2020 to 2025 |Evolving Opportunities with BlazingSQL Inc., Brytlyt Ltd. & Hetero DB Co. Ltd.|17000+ Technavio Reports
26 November 2021, Kilgore News Herald

Kinetica Pushes Vectorization to the Edge with Microsoft Azure Stack HCI
2 November 2021, Business Wire

Kinetica Database Now on Azure - insideHPC
14 October 2021, insideHPC

Preventing the Next 9/11 Goal of NORAD's New Streaming Data Warehouse
30 August 2021, Datanami

Kinetica Collaborates with NVIDIA to Serve Real-time Data-driven Insights
6 November 2019, MarTech Advisor

provided by Google News

Snowflake rebuts DataBricks' Snowflake performance comparison as lacking integrity – Blocks and Files
15 November 2021, Blocks and Files

After Rising 18% Over The Last Month, What's Next For Snowflake Stock?
29 November 2021, Forbes

Immuta Joins the Data Governance Accelerated Program from Snowflake
24 November 2021, Database Trends and Applications

Snowflake Adds Python Support with Winter Release
16 November 2021, Datanami

Snowflake Launches First Industry-Specific Data Cloud for Financial Services
1 November 2021, Pharmaceutical Technology

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Performance Engineer - Amazon Redshift
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Boston, MA

Software Development Engineer - Amazon Redshift Query Processing, Query Processing
Amazon.com Services LLC, East Palo Alto, CA

Database Engineer - AWS, Amazon Redshift
Amazon Web Services, Inc., East Palo Alto, CA

Software Development Engineer - AWS, Amazon Redshift
Amazon.com Services LLC, Redmond, WA

Software Development Engineer - Amazon Redshift Query Processing
Amazon.com Services LLC, San Diego, CA

Snowflake Database Administrator
ZLLIUS INC., Remote

Snowflake Database Administrator
Vision, Lombard, IL

Snowflake DBA
Fisec Global Inc, Remote

Data Warehouse Architect
Talent Tigers, New York, NY

Snowflake Database Administrator
Merchants Fleet, Illinois

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Vertica logo

Vertica Accelerator. The fastest analytics and machine learning, delivered as SaaS, with automated setup, administration, and management. Free trial.

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

Present your product here