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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Elasticsearch vs. Graph Engine vs. Milvus vs. Snowflake

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Search engineGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.08
Rank#104  Overall
#21  Document stores
#53  Relational DBMS
Score155.08
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.88
Rank#188  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#32  Key-value stores
Score0.37
Rank#264  Overall
#18  Search engines
Score103.12
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.graphengine.iomilvus.iowww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mddocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationElasticMicrosoftSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20122010201020192014
Current release1.19.0, June 20217.8.0, June 20202.0, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoElastic LicenseOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononoyes
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Implementation languageJava.NET and CC++, Go
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM.NETLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesNumeric and Stringyes
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.nonononoyes
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL-like query languagenonoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesyesnouser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesES-Hadoop Connectornono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonononoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceMemcached and Redis integrationyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcenoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
Apache DrillElasticsearchGraph Engine infoformer name: TrinityMilvusSnowflake
Specific characteristicsMilvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesHighly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosVideo media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
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Market metricsAs of March 2022, 9.8k+ GitHub stars 1.4k+ Github forks 871k+ docker pulls 2k+ community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Managed...
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