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DBMS > Databricks vs. Galaxybase vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Databricks vs. Galaxybase vs. Snowflake

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NameDatabricks  Xexclude from comparisonGalaxybase  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe Databricks Lakehouse Platform combines elements of data lakes and data warehouses to provide a unified view onto structured and unstructured data. It is based on Apache Spark.Scalable, ACID-compliant native distributed parallel graph platformCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score78.61
Rank#15  Overall
#2  Document stores
#10  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#383  Overall
#39  Graph DBMS
Score121.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.databricks.comgalaxybase.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.databricks.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperDatabricksChuanglin(Createlink) Technology Co., Ltd 浙江创邻科技有限公司Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201320172014
Current releaseNov 20, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageC and Java
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhosted
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)Strong typed schemayes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.yesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLwith Databricks SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Browser interface
console (shell)
Graph API (Gremlin)
OpenCypher
Proprietary native API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesPython
R
Scala
Go
Java
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions and aggregatesuser defined procedures and functionsuser defined functions
Triggersno 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 nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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