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DBMS > Apache Kylin vs. Apache Pinot vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Apache Kylin vs. Apache Pinot vs. Snowflake

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NameApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonApache Pinot  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed analytics engine for big data, providing a SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) and leveraging the Hadoop stackRealtime distributed OLAP datastore, designed to answer OLAP queries with low latencyCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.63
Rank#164  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Score0.67
Rank#254  Overall
#119  Relational DBMS
Score115.65
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitekylin.apache.orgpinot.apache.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationkylin.apache.org/­docsdocs.pinot.apache.orgdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncApache Software Foundation and contributorsSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201520152014
Current release3.1.0, July 20200.11.0, September 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java JDK11 or higherhosted
Data schemeyesyesyes 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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)SQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBCCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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