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System Properties Comparison ScyllaDB vs. Snowflake

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NameScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.51
Rank#67  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score114.13
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.scylladb.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.scylladb.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperScyllaDBSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20152014
Current releaseScyllaDB Open Source 5.0, July 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes 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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesFor CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Luauser 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 factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
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.yes infoin-memory tablesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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ScyllaDBSnowflake
Specific characteristicsScyllaDB is the database for data-intensive apps that require high performance and...
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosScyllaDB is ideal for applications that require high throughput and low latency at...
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Key customersDiscord, Epic Games, Expedia, Zillow, Comcast, Disney+ Hotstar, Samsung, ShareChat,...
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Market metricsScyllaDB typically offers ~75% total cost of ownership savings, with ~5X higher throughput...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScyllaDB Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) ScyllaDB Enterprise - subscription-based...
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Conferences and events

How Optimizely (Safely) Maximizes Database Concurrency
Webinar, 10am PT, 13 April 2023 (finished)

ScyllaDB Virtual Workshop
Webinar, 10AM PT, 27 April 2023 (finished)

Overcoming Media Streaming Challenges with NoSQL
Webinar, 10am PT, 4 May 2023 (finished)

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