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DBMS > Apache Kylin vs. ArcadeDB vs. Impala vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Apache Kylin vs. ArcadeDB vs. Impala vs. Snowflake

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NameApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonArcadeDB  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  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 stackFast and scalable multi-model DBMS, originally forked from OrientDB but most of the code has been rewrittenAnalytic DBMS for HadoopCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Time Series DBMS infoin next version
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.38
Rank#145  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#316  Overall
#40  Document stores
#31  Graph DBMS
#48  Key-value stores
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score18.46
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score76.82
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitekylin.apache.orgarcadedb.comwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationkylin.apache.org/­docsdocs.arcadedb.comdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncArcade DataClouderaSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2015202120132014
Current release3.1.0, July 2020September 20214.0.0, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VMLinuxhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)SQL-like query language, no joinsSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
MongoDB API
OpenCypher
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Redis API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
TinkerPop Gremlin
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceuser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationship in graphsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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