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DBMS > Apache Druid vs. Snowflake vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. Snowflake vs. STSdb

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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.81
Rank#92  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score64.19
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#303  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Websitedruid.apache.orgwww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsSnowflake Computing Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release201220142011
Current release0.21.0, April 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2commercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC#
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
hostedWindows
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
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 systemUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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