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System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. Snowflake vs. StarRocks

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonStarRocks  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataAn open source, high-performance columnar analytical database that enables real-time, multi-dimensional, and highly concurrent data analytics infoForked from Apache Doris
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.29
Rank#140  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Score120.89
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score1.03
Rank#220  Overall
#104  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datomic.comwww.snowflake.comwww.starrocks.io
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.starrocks.io/­en-us/­latest/­introduction/­StarRocks_intro
DeveloperCognitectSnowflake Computing Inc.The Linux Foundation infosince Feb 2023
Initial release201220142020
Current release1.0.6735, June 20232.5.3, March 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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CelerData Cloud – Realtime-analytics delivered at the push of a button
Implementation languageJava, ClojureC++, Java
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedLinux
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
MySQL protocol
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functions
TriggersBy using transaction functionsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersyeshorizontal partitioning (by range and hash)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes inforecommended only for testing and developmentnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationRole based access control and fine grained access rights
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DatomicSnowflakeStarRocks
Specific characteristicsStarRocks is an open-source, high-performance columnar analytical database that enables...
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Competitive advantagesOne of the challenges of data lakehouse is to provide fast and interactive query...
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Typical application scenariosReal-time analytics Fraud detection System monitoring analytics User facing analytics...
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Key customersTrip.com Yoozoo Zepp health Airbnb Lenovo Tencent
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Market metrics4.4k stars, 223 contributors on GitHub 971 members on Slack *a s of April 2023:
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache-2.0 license Pay-as-you-go BYOC cloud service by CelerData
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