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DBMS > Apache Kylin vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. Snowflake vs. XTDB

System Properties Comparison Apache Kylin vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. Snowflake vs. XTDB

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NameApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed analytics engine for big data, providing a SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) and leveraging the Hadoop stackAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.38
Rank#145  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Score4.84
Rank#76  Overall
#11  Document stores
Score76.82
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#49  Document stores
Websitekylin.apache.orgcloud.google.com/­datastorewww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationkylin.apache.org/­docscloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncGoogleSnowflake Computing Inc.Juxt Ltd.
Initial release2015200820142019
Current release3.1.0, July 20201.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialcommercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaClojure
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedhostedAll OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, details hereyesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)SQL-like query language (GQL)yeslimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresusing Google App Engineuser defined functionsno
TriggersCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using Paxosyesyes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
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 based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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