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DBMS > ClickHouse vs. Redis vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. Redis vs. Snowflake

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexIn-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.60
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score151.86
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score2.67
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.techredis.iowww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationclickhouse.tech/­docsredis.io/­documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperYandex LLCSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201620092014
Current releasev20.3.17.173, August 20206.0.8, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesyes
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 infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolCLI 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
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoLuauser 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 nodesMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logsyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial versionUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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