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System Properties Comparison Databricks vs. HEAVY.AI vs. Snowflake

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NameDatabricks  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  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.A high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score83.29
Rank#15  Overall
#2  Document stores
#10  Relational DBMS
Score1.52
Rank#147  Overall
#67  Relational DBMS
Score136.53
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.databricks.comgithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
www.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.databricks.comdocs.heavy.aidocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperDatabricksHEAVY.AI, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201320162014
Current release5.10, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhosted
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes 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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLwith Databricks SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesPython
R
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions and aggregatesnouser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoRound robinyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replicationyes
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 integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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DatabricksHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022Snowflake
Specific characteristicsSupported database models : In addition to the Document store and Relational DBMS...
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