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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. openGauss vs. Snowflake

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonopenGauss  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with high-performance, high-availability and high-performance originally developed by HuaweiCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial 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
Score1.08
Rank#183  Overall
#84  Relational DBMS
Score121.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orggitee.com/­opengauss
opengauss.org
www.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.opengauss.org/­en
gitee.com/­opengauss/­docs
docs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationHuawei and openGauss communitySnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201220192014
Current release1.20.3, January 20233.0, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC, C++, Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linuxhosted
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 compliantANSI SQL 2011yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash)yes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes
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 sourcenono
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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