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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. LeanXcale vs. Snowflake

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA 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 metricA highly scalable full ACID SQL database with fast NoSQL data ingestion and GIS capabilitiesCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score152.49
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.26
Rank#270  Overall
#45  Key-value stores
#124  Relational DBMS
Score12.91
Rank#41  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.leanxcale.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperElasticLeanXcaleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201020152014
Current release7.8.0, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesyes 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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infothrough Apache Derbyyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
proprietary key/value interface
Spark Connector
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
Java
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno 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 methodsES-Hadoop Connectornono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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.Memcached and Redis integrationyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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ElasticsearchLeanXcaleSnowflake
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is an open source search and analytics engine. As the heart of the...
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Full ACID and full SQL operational database with analytical queries over operational...
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Competitive advantagesOpen source Real-time indexsearch, and analysis Horizontally scalable Distributed...
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Linear scalability upto 100s of nodes (tested with 100 nodes and TPC-C).
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Typical application scenariosEnterprise search (search experiences for your workplace, apps, and websites), observability...
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Hybrid Transactional-Analytical Processing (HTAP) requiring an operational database...
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Key customersThousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft,...
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banking/finance/fintech, telco, insurance, traveltech, M2M/IoT, retail
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Market metricsPublic as of October 2018 Distributed workforce with 1900+ employees around the globe​...
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15 beta testers
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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annual fee covering license and support based on number of physical cores
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