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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. FeatureBase vs. Snowflake

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonFeatureBase  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageReal-time database platform that powers real-time analytics and machine learning applications by simultaneously executing low-latency, high-throughput, and highly concurrent workloads.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.95
Rank#127  Overall
#23  Document stores
#60  Relational DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#309  Overall
#139  Relational DBMS
Score121.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.featurebase.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.featurebase.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationMolecula and Pilosa Open Source ContributorsSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201220172014
Current release1.20.3, January 20232022, May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes 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 indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL queriesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++Java
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser 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 nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyes, using Linux fsyncyes
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 sourceUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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