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System Properties Comparison Firebolt vs. Snowflake

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NameFirebolt  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHighly scalable cloud data warehouse and analytics product infoForked from ClickhouseCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score1.73
Rank#140  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Score130.36
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebolt.iowww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.firebolt.iodocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperFirebolt Analytics Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20202014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
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Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeyesyes 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.yes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesdepending on storage layeryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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