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System Properties Comparison Snowflake vs. Solr

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NameSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA widely used distributed, scalable search engine based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score26.46
Rank#29  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score50.60
Rank#21  Overall
#3  Search engines
Websitewww.snowflake.comlucene.apache.org/­solr
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmllucene.apache.org/­solr/­resources.html
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.Apache Software Foundation
Initial release20142006
Current release8.8.1, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)
Data schemeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fields
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typing
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSolr Parallel SQL Interface
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsJava plugins
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnospark-solr: github.com/­lucidworks/­spark-solr and streaming expressions to reduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic locking
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationyes

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