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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. FatDB vs. Snowflake

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageA .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
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Score1.95
Rank#127  Overall
#23  Document stores
#60  Relational DBMS
Score121.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationFatCloudSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201220122014
Current release1.20.3, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Windowshosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes 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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantno infoVia inetgration in SQL Serveryes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++C#JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infovia applicationsuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infovia applicationsno 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 nodesselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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 sourceno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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