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DBMS > Apache Pinot vs. FileMaker vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Apache Pinot vs. FileMaker vs. Snowflake

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NameApache Pinot  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionRealtime distributed OLAP datastore, designed to answer OLAP queries with low latencyFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.67
Rank#254  Overall
#119  Relational DBMS
Score52.80
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score115.65
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitepinot.apache.orgwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.pinot.apache.orgwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201519832014
Current release0.11.0, September 202219.4.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java JDK11 or higheriOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesyes 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.yes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infovia pluginsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
Python
PHPJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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