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System Properties Comparison Snowflake vs. TerarkDB vs. TiDB

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NameSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDBTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score23.19
Rank#30  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#319  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Score2.08
Rank#115  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdbpingcap.com
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wikidocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stable
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.TerarkPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release201420162016
Current release4.0.10 , January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted open source version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++Go, Rust
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesnonehorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
More information provided by the system vendor
SnowflakeTerarkDBTiDB
Specific characteristicsTiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Competitive advantagesIn the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosTiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersShopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metrics25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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