Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you run on ARM CPUs (or Apple Silicon)?
A: No, at this moment Sneller runs only on Intel and AMD CPUs that support AVX-512. We plan to support ARM SVE (Scalable Vector Extensions) in the future.

Q: Do you have an SDK?
A: No, there’s no need to use an SDK (Software Development Kit). Instead you can use direct HTTP calls (or even simply use curl) to query Sneller.

Q: Do I need to ETL my data?
A: No, there is no need to define any schemas in Sneller. Any JSON data can be ingested directly into Sneller.

Q: Do you support partitioning?
A: Yes, Sneller supports partitioning (at multiple levels). This will boost both performance and reduce costs. See partitioning for more info.

Q: Which Clouds do you support?
A: We have support for AWS. There are plans to support Google Cloud in the near future, followed by Microsoft Azure.

Q: Do you support Parquet files?
A: Yes, we do support Parquet files for ingestion. Note: Sneller itself is not exactly columnar, see Columnar compression without columns for a rationale.