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DBMS > Apache Druid vs. Riak TS vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. Riak TS vs. Snowflake

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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.20
Rank#106  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score0.35
Rank#316  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score120.89
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designwww.tiot.jp/­riak-docs/­riak/­ts/­latestdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsOpen Source, formerly Basho TechnologiesSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201220152014
Current release26.0.0, May 20233.0.0, September 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaErlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
Linux
OS X
hosted
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingyes, limitedyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoErlanguser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infolinks between datasets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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