DB-EnginesExtremeDB: mitigate connectivity issues in a DBMSEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Hive vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Hive vs. Snowflake

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Our visitors often compare Hive and Snowflake with Trino, ClickHouse and PostgreSQL.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameHive  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  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 data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score61.17
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score121.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitehive.apache.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homedocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20122014
Current release3.1.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhosted
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 SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
PHP
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceuser defined functions
Triggersnono 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 nodesselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
HiveSnowflake
DB-Engines blog posts

Why is Hadoop not listed in the DB-Engines Ranking?
13 May 2013, Paul Andlinger

show all

Snowflake is the DBMS of the Year 2022, defending the title from last year
3 January 2023, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

Snowflake is the DBMS of the Year 2021
3 January 2022, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

Apache Software Foundation Announces ApacheĀ® Hive 4.0
30 April 2024, GlobeNewswire

ASF Unveils the Next Evolution of Big Data Processing With the Launch of Hive 4.0
2 May 2024, Datanami

Run Apache Hive workloads using Spark SQL with Amazon EMR on EKS | Amazon Web Services
18 October 2023, AWS Blog

18 Top Big Data Tools and Technologies to Know About in 2024
24 January 2024, TechTarget

DataCentral: Uber's Observability and Chargeback Platform
1 February 2024, Uber

provided by Google News

Snowflake Ventures invests in Metaplane to ensure trust in data across the Data Cloud
15 May 2024, PR Newswire

Persistent & Snowflake Partner Up: Are You Ready for Next-Level Data Analytics?
20 May 2024, DATAQUEST

Persistent Achieves Premier Services Partner Status with Snowflake, Boosting Data Management and Analytics ...
16 May 2024, Yahoo Finance

PurpleCube AI partners with Snowflake to Revolutionize Data Engineering with Next-Generation AI and Machine ...
15 May 2024, Business Wire

Snowflake Data Clean Rooms Democratize Secure Data Sharing Across Clouds
24 April 2024, Acceleration Economy

provided by Google News



Share this page

Featured Products

RaimaDB logo

RaimaDB, embedded database for mission-critical applications. When performance, footprint and reliability matters.
Try RaimaDB for free.

SingleStore logo

Database for your real-time AI and Analytics Apps.
Try it today.

Datastax Astra logo

Bring all your data to Generative AI applications with vector search enabled by the most scalable
vector database available.
Try for Free

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Milvus logo

Vector database designed for GenAI, fully equipped for enterprise implementation.
Try Managed Milvus for Free

Present your product here