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System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. Rockset vs. Snowflake

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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
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Score3.29
Rank#95  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score0.84
Rank#209  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score123.20
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgrockset.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designdocs.rockset.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsRocksetSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201220192014
Current release29.0.1, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
hostedhosted
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 dateyesdynamic typingyes
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.nono infoingestion from XML files supportedyes
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP RESTCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedAutomatic shardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
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 systemAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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