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System Properties Comparison Apache Pinot vs. Snowflake

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NameApache Pinot  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionRealtime distributed OLAP datastore, designed to answer OLAP queries with low latencyCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.58
Rank#244  Overall
#111  Relational DBMS
Score123.20
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitepinot.apache.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.pinot.apache.orgdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20152014
Current release1.0.0, September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java JDK11 or higherhosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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