DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Apache Drill vs. EXASOL vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. EXASOL vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Snowflake

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Cloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.15
Rank#94  Overall
#17  Document stores
#47  Relational DBMS
Score3.40
Rank#88  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score7.82
Rank#50  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score2.59
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.exasol.com/­en/­productsfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationExasolGoogleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2012200020172014
Current release1.17.0, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes 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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++Java
Lua
Python
R
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesyes, with Cloud Functionsno 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 nodesMulti-source replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoHadoop integrationUsing Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

More information provided by the system vendor

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

General SQL Parser: Instantly adding parsing, decoding, analysis and rewrite SQL processing capability to your products.
» more

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

More resources
Apache DrillEXASOLGoogle Cloud FirestoreSnowflake
DB-Engines blog posts

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

show all

Recent citations in the news

Big data, interactive access: How Apache Drill makes it easy - O'Reilly Radar
24 July 2015, O'Reilly Radar

Apache Drill 1.0 tears into data, with or without Hadoop
19 May 2015, InfoWorld

SQL Syntax for Apache Drill
16 December 2015, DZone News

MapR Advances Support for Flexible and High Performance Analytics on JSON and S3 Data with Apache Drill
30 January 2019, Business Wire

Catching up with Google BigQuery
2 March 2020, ZDNet

provided by Google News

Exasol and Minerra Partner to Help Organizations Maximize Data Analytics Investments and Drive User Adoption
23 July 2020, Business Wire

Yellowfin Bolsters Partnership with Exasol to Offer Customers Unrivalled Analytics Performance
28 July 2020, PRNewswire

Exasol Appoints Rishi Diwan As Chief Product Officer
30 July 2020, Business Wire

Global Main Memory Database System Market 2020 Industry Outlook with COVID-19 Scenario by Manufacturers – SAP, MxObject, Oracle, MenSQL, Altibase
14 August 2020, Owned

In-Memory Database Market 2020 Regional Outlook 2027 COVID-19 Overview on Top Companies – Pivotal Software, Inc., Voltdb, Inc., Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, etc
14 August 2020, Owned

provided by Google News

Firebase adds a new local emulator UI, payment processing extensions, and ML Model Management API
27 July 2020, XDA Developers

Compare Google Cloud Firestore and Firebase Realtime Database
9 August 2019, TechTarget

Google unveils Android Performance Tuner, Android GPU Inspector, and Cloud Firestore for game developers
23 March 2020, VentureBeat

Google’s Cloud Firestore NoSQL database hits general availability
31 January 2019, TechCrunch

Adding Data to a Cloud Firestore Database
11 March 2020, Database Journal

provided by Google News

Matillion Data Loader is Now Available through Snowflake's Partner Connect
13 August 2020, Database Trends and Applications

Five questions investors are asking about Snowflake's IPO
2 August 2020, SiliconANGLE

The 4 Best Snowflake Courses and Online Training for 2020
24 July 2020, Solutions Review

Zero Outage DWH Deployments. Snowflake comes to the rescue and our… | by Leon Botha | Servian | Jul, 2020
7 August 2020, idk.dev

Massive Growth in Database as a Service Market Set to Witness Huge Growth by 2026 | Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google, Snowflake Computing, Salesforce
10 August 2020, Owned

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Senior Data Engineer
UnitedHealth Group, Eden Prairie, MN

Azure Data Engineer
eTek IT Service | Savvysol, Minneapolis, MN

Senior Engineer L2
Publicis Sapient, Boston, MA

Customer Reference and Review Manager
Exasol, United States

Service Delivery Manager
Exasol, United States

AWS Alliance Manager
Exasol, United States

Microsoft Alliance Manager
Exasol, United States

Google Alliance Manager
Exasol, United States

Web UI Developer (United States)
Kiswe, New Providence, NJ

SR PROGRAMMER VMS101150
ASAP Solutions, Parsippany, NJ

Junior Firebase Developer
Therapeasy, Denver, CO

Firebase Developer Intern
Therapeasy, Denver, CO

Websphere Applications Developer II
Wheaton Van Lines, Indianapolis, IN

Database Analyst
Texas Mutual Insurance Company, Austin, TX

Associate Database Analyst
Texas Mutual Insurance Company, Austin, TX

Web Development Fellow (remote)
New American Economy, New York, NY

Data Warehouse Developer
Cleaver-Brooks, Thomasville, GA

Database Administrator
ReCharge Payments, Utah

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Datastax Astra logo

Cassandra made easy in the cloud. Build cloud-native applications faster with CQL, REST and GraphQL APIs.
Try for Free.

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database Machine Learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Present your product here