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System Properties Comparison HBase vs. Snowflake

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score53.84
Rank#21  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score2.56
Rank#101  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Websitehbase.apache.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orgdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20082014
Current release2.2.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
hosted
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes
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 indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javauser defined functions
Triggersyesno 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 nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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