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System Properties Comparison Apache Kylin vs. Snowflake vs. XTDB

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NameApache Kylin  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 stackCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.28
Rank#154  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Score93.51
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#50  Document stores
Websitekylin.apache.orgwww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationkylin.apache.org/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncSnowflake Computing Inc.Juxt Ltd.
Initial release201520142019
Current release3.1.0, July 20201.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaClojure
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedAll OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes, 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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)yeslimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Clojure
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 nodesyesyes, each node contains all data
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 dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, 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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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