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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. MemSQL vs. Snowflake

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score2.74
Rank#93  Overall
#17  Document stores
#45  Relational DBMS
Score4.52
Rank#70  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score2.24
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.memsql.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.memsql.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationMemSQL Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201220132014
Current release1.16, May 20196.8, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux info64 bit version requiredhosted
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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyes, but no triggers and foreign keysyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesuser 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 nodesMaster-slave replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency only within each nodeImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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 sourceyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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