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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. Firebolt vs. VoltDB

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonFirebolt  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high-performance, column-oriented SQL DBMS for online analytical processing (OLAP) that uses all available system resources to their full potential to process each analytical query as fast as possible. It is available as both an open-source software and a cloud offering.Highly scalable cloud data warehouse and analytics product infoForked from ClickhouseDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score16.68
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score2.39
Rank#129  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score1.61
Rank#164  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.comwww.firebolt.iowww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationclickhouse.com/­docsdocs.firebolt.iodocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperClickhouse Inc.Firebolt Analytics Inc.VoltDB Inc.
Initial release201620202010
Current releasev23.12.1.1368-stable, December 202311.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java, C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
hostedLinux
OS X infofor development
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQL (SQL/JSON + extensions)yesyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsgRPC
HTTP REST
JDBC
MySQL wire protocol
ODBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Proprietary protocol
.Net
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
Go info3rd party library
Java info3rd party library
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party library
Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
Perl info3rd party library
PHP info3rd party library
Python info3rd party library
R info3rd party library
Ruby info3rd party library
Rust
Scala info3rd party library
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoJava
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeskey based and customSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesAsynchronous and synchronous physical replication; geographically distributed replicas; support for object storages.depending on storage layerMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles. Column and row based policies. Quotas and resource limits. Pluggable authentication with LDAP and Kerberos. Password based, X.509 certificate, and SSH key authentication.Users and roles with access to stored procedures

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