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System Properties Comparison Apache Kylin vs. ClickHouse vs. Snowflake

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NameApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonClickHouse  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 stackColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
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Score1.70
Rank#151  Overall
#72  Relational DBMS
Score13.57
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score117.26
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitekylin.apache.orgclickhouse.techwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationkylin.apache.org/­docsclickhouse.tech/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncClickhouse Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201520162014
Current release3.1.0, July 2020v22.8.5.29-lts, September 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
hosted
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes, when using the MergeTree engine
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)Close to ANSI SQLyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC# info3rd party library
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Nim info3rd party library
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Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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