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DBMS > Apache Kylin vs. Impala vs. Snowflake vs. Splice Machine

System Properties Comparison Apache Kylin vs. Impala vs. Snowflake vs. Splice Machine

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NameApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed analytics engine for big data, providing a SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) and leveraging the Hadoop stackAnalytic DBMS for HadoopCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataOpen-Source SQL RDBMS for Operational and Analytical use cases with native Machine Learning, powered by Hadoop and Spark
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational 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
Score18.46
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score76.82
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score0.86
Rank#185  Overall
#89  Relational DBMS
Websitekylin.apache.orgwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.snowflake.comsplicemachine.com
Technical documentationkylin.apache.org/­docsdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldoc.splicemachine.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncClouderaSnowflake Computing Inc.Splice Machine
Initial release2015201320142014
Current release3.1.0, July 20204.0.0, July 20213.1, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC++Java
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxhostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
Native Spark Datasource
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceuser defined functionsyes infoJava
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesShared Nothhing Auto-Sharding, Columnar Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoquery execution via MapReducenoYes, via Full Spark Integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
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.nononoyes
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 authenticationAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard
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