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DBMS > Apache Pinot vs. Firebolt vs. SingleStore

System Properties Comparison Apache Pinot vs. Firebolt vs. SingleStore

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NameApache Pinot  Xexclude from comparisonFirebolt  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionRealtime distributed OLAP datastore, designed to answer OLAP queries with low latencyHighly scalable cloud data warehouse and analytics product infoForked from ClickhouseMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table type
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.40
Rank#270  Overall
#125  Relational DBMS
Score1.90
Rank#134  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score5.60
Rank#62  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitepinot.apache.orgwww.firebolt.iowww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationdocs.pinot.apache.orgdocs.firebolt.iodocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsFirebolt Analytics Inc.SingleStore Inc.
Initial release201520202013
Current release1.0.0, September 20238.5, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialcommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC++, Go
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java JDK11 or higherhostedLinux info64 bit version required
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesyes infobut no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsJDBC.Net
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Cluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
MongoDB API
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
Python
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningSharding infohash partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesdepending on storage layerSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculations
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained access control via users, groups and roles
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Apache PinotFireboltSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsSingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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Competitive advantagesSingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosDriving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersIEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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