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System Properties Comparison Druid vs. Elasticsearch vs. Snowflake

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NameDruid  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Search engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.84
Rank#113  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score150.17
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score2.27
Rank#103  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitedruid.iowww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdruid.io/­docs/­latest/­design/­index.htmlwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperMetamarkets Group and contributorsElasticSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201220102014
Current release7.3.0, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
All OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL support via Apache Calcite adapterSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsJSON over HTTPJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Community Contributed Clients
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate 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.noMemcached and Redis integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoavailable via extensionsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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DruidElasticsearchSnowflake
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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Typical application scenarios
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Key customers
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Market metricsMore than 250 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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