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DBMS > Hive vs. Snowflake vs. SQream DB

System Properties Comparison Hive vs. Snowflake vs. SQream DB

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NameHive  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSQream DB  Xexclude from comparison
Descriptiondata warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataa GPU-based, columnar RDBMS for big data analytics workloads
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score85.58
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score52.07
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.68
Rank#214  Overall
#107  Relational DBMS
Websitehive.apache.orgwww.snowflake.comsqream.com
Technical documentationcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homedocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.sqream.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookSnowflake Computing Inc.SQream Technologies
Initial release201220142014
Current release3.1.2, August 20192020.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++, CUDA, Haskell
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedLinux
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes, ANSI Standard SQL Types
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
PHP
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceuser defined functionsuser defined functions in Python
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyeshorizontal and vertical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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