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

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

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NameApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonDolphinDB  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 stackTime Series DBMS for big data, integrated with a lightweight distributed computing framework and a vector programming languageAnalytic DBMS for HadoopCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.38
Rank#145  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Score1.24
Rank#157  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score18.46
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score76.82
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitekylin.apache.orgwww.dolphindb.comwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationkylin.apache.org/­docswww.dolphindb.com/­helpdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncDolphinDB, IncClouderaSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2015201820132014
Current release3.1.0, July 20204.0.0, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial infofree community version availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
Windows
Linuxhosted
Data schemeyesyesyes 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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)SQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Python
R
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceuser defined functions
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID
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.noyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAdministrators, Users, GroupsAccess 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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