Columnar Databases

  • Columnar Storage – an explanation of what columnar storage is and when you might want it.
  • Actian Vector – column-oriented analytic database.
  • C-Store – column oriented DBMS.
  • MonetDB – column store database.
  • Parquet – columnar storage format for Hadoop.
  • Pivotal Greenplum – purpose-built, dedicated analytic data warehouse that offers a columnar engine as well as a traditional row-based one.
  • Vertica – is designed to manage large, fast-growing volumes of data and provide very fast query performance when used for data warehouses.
  • Google BigQuery Google’s cloud offering backed by their pioneering work on Dremel.
  • Amazon Redshift Amazon’s cloud offering, also based on a columnar datastore backend.