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System Properties Comparison OpenSearch vs. Qdrant vs. Snowflake

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NameOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparisonQdrant  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache LuceneA high-performance vector database with neural network or semantic-based matchingCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelSearch engineVector DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score16.36
Rank#37  Overall
#4  Search engines
Score1.16
Rank#175  Overall
#6  Vector DBMS
Score121.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
github.com/­qdrant/­qdrant
qdrant.tech
www.snowflake.com
Technical documentationopensearch.org/­docs/­latestqdrant.tech/­documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAmazon Web ServicesQdrantSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release202120212014
Current release2.5.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaRust
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMDocker
Linux
macOS
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumbers, Strings, Geo, Booleanyes
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 indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes infoKeywords, numberic ranges, geo, full-text
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
gRPC
OpenAPI 3.0
RESTful HTTP/JSON API infoOpenAPI 3.0
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby infoElasticsearch client
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesCollection-level replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allEventual Consistency, tunable 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 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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlKey-based authenticationUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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OpenSearchQdrantSnowflake
Specific characteristicsOpenSearch is a highly scalable and extensible open-source software suite for search,...
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Competitive advantagesDistributed as fully open source under Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2), OpenSearch...
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Typical application scenariosThe OpenSearch platform is used across a broad range of search , analytics, and observability...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe OpenSearch Project offers open source software licensed under Apache License...
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