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System Properties Comparison HBase vs. Snowflake vs. Splunk

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score39.34
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score117.26
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score88.41
Rank#14  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitehbase.apache.orgwww.snowflake.comwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orgdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetSnowflake Computing Inc.Splunk Inc.
Initial release200820142003
Current release2.3.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
hostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyesyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javauser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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.yesnono
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 authenticationAccess rights for users and roles

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