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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. CrateDB vs. Snowflake

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageDistributed Database based on LuceneCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
Search engine
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score1.95
Rank#127  Overall
#23  Document stores
#60  Relational DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#224  Overall
#37  Document stores
#5  Spatial DBMS
#16  Search engines
#19  Time Series DBMS
#8  Vector DBMS
Score121.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgcratedb.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docscratedb.com/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationCrateSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201220132014
Current release1.20.3, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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CrateDB Cloud: a distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing across an elastic cluster of shared nothing nodes. CrateDB Cloud enables data insights at scale on Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud Platform.
Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All Operating Systems, including Kubernetes with CrateDB Kubernetes Operator supporthosted
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyes, but no triggers and constraints, and PostgreSQL compatibilityyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++.NET
Erlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
R
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functions (Javascript)user defined functions
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesConfigurable replication on table/partition-levelyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Read-after-write consistency on record level
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyACID
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 sourcenono
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcerights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
Apache DrillCrateDBSnowflake
Specific characteristicsThe enterprise database for time series, documents, and vectors. Distributed - Native...
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Competitive advantagesResponse time in milliseconds: e ven for complex ad-hoc queries. Massive scaling...
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Typical application scenarios​ IoT: accelerate your IIoT projects with CrateDB, delivering real-time analytics...
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Key customersAcross all continents, CrateDB is used by companies of all sizes to meet the most...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2013 Honorable Mention in 2021 Gartner®...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSee CrateDB pricing >
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