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System Properties Comparison Apache Kylin vs. Snowflake vs. TerarkDB

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NameApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed analytics engine for big data, providing a SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) and leveraging the Hadoop stackCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.63
Rank#164  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Score115.65
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#337  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Websitekylin.apache.orgwww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationkylin.apache.org/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncSnowflake Computing Inc.Terark
Initial release201520142016
Current release3.1.0, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxhosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)yesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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