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System Properties Comparison Apache Kylin vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Snowflake

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NameApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  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 stackCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.28
Rank#154  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Score18.92
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score93.51
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitekylin.apache.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationkylin.apache.org/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201520122014
Current release3.1.0, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes 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
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)noyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'user defined functions
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesno 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 ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID
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 controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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