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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Snowflake vs. Trino

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTrino  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataFast distributed SQL query engine for big data analytics. Forked from Presto and originally named PrestoSQL
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Key-value store
Spatial DBMS
Search engine
Time Series DBMS
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.28
Rank#119  Overall
#23  Document stores
#56  Relational DBMS
Score123.20
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score5.10
Rank#70  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.snowflake.comtrino.io
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmltrino.io/­broadcast
trino.io/­docs/­current
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterYouTubeGitHub
DeveloperApache Software FoundationSnowflake Computing Inc.Trino Software Foundation
Initial release201220142012 info2020 rebranded from PrestoSQL
Current release1.20.3, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
macOS infofor devlopment
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnodepending on connected data-source
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
Trino CLI
Supported programming languagesC++JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyes, depending on connected data-source
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesdepending on connected data-source
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesdepending on connected data-source
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistencydepending on connected data-source
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDdepending on connected data-source
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesdepending on connected data-source
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 sourceUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationSQL standard access control
More information provided by the system vendor
Apache DrillSnowflakeTrino
Specific characteristicsTrino is the fastest open source, massively parallel processing SQL query engine...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance analtyics and data processing of very large data sets Powerful ANSI...
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Typical application scenariosPerformant analytics query engine for data warehouses, data lakes, and data lakehouses...
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Key customersTrino is widely adopted across the globe as freely-available open source software....
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Market metrics33000+ commits in GitHub 8200+ stargazers in GitHub 1200+ pull requests merged in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTrino is an open source project and usage is therefore free. Commercial offerings...
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