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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Snowflake vs. Yaacomo

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Snowflake vs. Yaacomo

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonYaacomo  Xexclude from comparison
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DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataOpenCL based in-memory RDBMS, designed for efficiently utilizing the hardware via parallel computing
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational 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.comyaacomo.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationSnowflake Computing Inc.Q2WEB GmbH
Initial release201220142009
Current release1.20.3, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedAndroid
Linux
Windows
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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyeshorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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 sourcenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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