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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. Rockset vs. Snowflake

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  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.A scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score16.20
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score0.84
Rank#209  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score123.20
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.comrockset.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationclickhouse.com/­docsdocs.rockset.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperClickhouse Inc.RocksetSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201620192014
Current releasev23.12.1.1368-stable, December 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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  • ClickHouse Cloud: Get the performance you love from open source ClickHouse in a serverless offering that takes care of the details so you can spend more time getting insight out of the fastest database on earth.
  • DoubleCloud: Fully managed ClickHouse alongside best-in-class managed open-source services to build analytics at scale.
  • Aiven for Clickhouse: Managed cloud data warehousing with high-speed analytics.
Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
hostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesdynamic typingyes
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.nono infoingestion from XML files supportedyes
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQL (SQL/JSON + extensions)Read-only SQL queries, including JOINsyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC
HTTP REST
JDBC
MySQL wire protocol
ODBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Proprietary protocol
HTTP RESTCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
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JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party library
Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
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PHP info3rd party library
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R info3rd party library
Ruby info3rd party library
Rust
Scala info3rd party library
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Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnouser defined functions
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeskey based and customAutomatic shardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesAsynchronous and synchronous physical replication; geographically distributed replicas; support for object storages.yesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
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.yesno
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.Access rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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3rd partiesAiven for Clickhouse: Managed cloud data warehousing with high-speed analytics.
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DoubleCloud: Fully managed ClickHouse alongside best-in-class managed open-source services to build analytics at scale.
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