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System Properties Comparison Snowflake vs. SQLite

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NameSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score123.20
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score116.01
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.snowflake.comwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.Dwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release20142000
Current release3.45.2  (12 March 2024), March 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedserver-less
Data schemeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infovia file-system locks
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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