DBMS > Snowflake vs. Spark SQL
System Properties Comparison Snowflake vs. Spark SQL
Please select another system to include it in the comparison.
|Editorial information provided by DB-Engines|
|Name||Snowflake Xexclude from comparison||Spark SQL Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data||Spark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS|
|Developer||Snowflake Computing Inc.||Apache Software Foundation|
|Current release||3.4.1 ( 2.13), June 2023|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||Open Source Apache 2.0|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||yes||no|
|DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) Database as a Service|
Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
|Server operating systems||hosted||Linux|
|Data scheme||yes support of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)||yes|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes||SQL-like DML and DDL statements|
|APIs and other access methods||CLI Client|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||user defined functions||no|
|Triggers||no similar concept for controling cloud resources||no|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||yes||yes, utilizing Spark Core|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||yes||none|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||no|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||no|
|User concepts Access control||Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication||no|
More information provided by the system vendor
We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
|Related products and services|
|3rd parties||CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.|
We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.
|DB-Engines blog posts|
Snowflake is the DBMS of the Year 2022, defending the title from last year
|Recent citations in the news|
Telefónica Tech partners with Snowflake data cloud to offer ...
Telefónica Tech optimises multi-cloud data management with Snowflake
Telefónica to bundle and build Snowflake multi-cloud services for ...
Domo Recognized as One to Watch in Snowflake's Modern ...
The Amazing Ways Snowflake Uses Generative AI For Synthetic ...
provided by Google News
Horizontal Innovation in Data Science | by Pan Wu | Sep, 2023 ...
10 Python Certifications You Should Get as a Beginner
Stream Processing 101: What's Right for You?
Spark Analysers: Catching Anti-Patterns In Spark Apps
There Are Many Paths to the Data Lakehouse. Choose Wisely
provided by Google News
Software Engineer - Database
Backend Engineer (In Office - Las Vegas)
Sr Backend Engineer
Software Engineer (Scala, Python, Spark, SQL) III
Professional Advanced Analytics
Jr data engineer
Share this page