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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. BaseX vs. Snowflake

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Native XML DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.95
Rank#127  Overall
#23  Document stores
#60  Relational DBMS
Score1.73
Rank#142  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score121.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgbasex.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.basex.orgdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationBaseX GmbHSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201220072014
Current release1.20.3, January 202310.7, August 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoBSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infoXQuery supports typesyes
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++Actionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infovia eventsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanomultiple readers, single writerACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceno
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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