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DBMS > ClickHouse vs. Netezza vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. Netezza vs. Snowflake

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexData warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystemsCloud-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
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Score6.60
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score18.65
Rank#33  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score2.67
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.techwww.ibm.com/­products/­netezzawww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationclickhouse.tech/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperYandex LLCIBMSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201620002014
Current releasev20.3.17.173, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Linux infoincluded in appliancehosted
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC# info3rd party library
C++
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C++
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Java
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Perl
Python
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Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesuser defined functions
Triggersnonono 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 methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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ClickHouseNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBMSnowflake
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