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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. Kinetica vs. Snowflake

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsCloud-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
Score7.61
Rank#54  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score0.76
Rank#193  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Score15.53
Rank#37  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.techwww.kinetica.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationclickhouse.tech/­docswww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperYandex LLCKineticaSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201620122014
Current releasev20.11.3.3-stable, November 20206.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC++C, C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Linuxhosted
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
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
Scala info3rd party library
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users and roles on table levelUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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