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DBMS > Apache Pinot vs. Riak TS vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Apache Pinot vs. Riak TS vs. Snowflake

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NameApache Pinot  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionRealtime distributed OLAP datastore, designed to answer OLAP queries with low latencyRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.67
Rank#254  Overall
#119  Relational DBMS
Score0.41
Rank#296  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score115.65
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitepinot.apache.orgriak.com/­products/­riak-tswww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.pinot.apache.orgdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsBasho TechnologiesSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201520152014
Current release0.11.0, September 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaErlang
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java JDK11 or higherLinux
OS X
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
Python
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScript and Erlanguser defined functions
Triggersyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infolinks between datasets can be storedyes
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 controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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