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System Properties Comparison Pinecone vs. Snowflake vs. StarRocks

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NamePinecone  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonStarRocks  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA managed, cloud-native vector databaseCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataAn open source, high-performance columnar analytical database that enables real-time, multi-dimensional, and highly concurrent data analytics infoForked from Apache Doris
Primary database modelVector DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.16
Rank#95  Overall
#2  Vector DBMS
Score121.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score1.04
Rank#189  Overall
#88  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.pinecone.iowww.snowflake.comwww.starrocks.io
Technical documentationdocs.pinecone.io/­docs/­overviewdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.starrocks.io/­en-us/­latest/­introduction/­StarRocks_intro
DeveloperPinecone Systems, IncSnowflake Computing Inc.The Linux Foundation infosince Feb 2023
Initial release201920142020
Current release2.5.3, March 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, Java
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Data schemeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateString, Number, Booleanyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
MySQL protocol
Supported programming languagesPythonJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyeshorizontal partitioning (by range and hash)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationRole based access control and fine grained access rights

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