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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Altibase vs. EXASOL vs. Kdb+ vs. Snowflake

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.High performance Time Series DBMSCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.49
Rank#208  Overall
#31  Document stores
#100  Relational DBMS
Score1.20
Rank#140  Overall
#68  Relational DBMS
Score2.89
Rank#89  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score5.38
Rank#59  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score2.56
Rank#101  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgaltibase.comwww.exasol.com/­en/­productskx.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlaltibase.com/­resources/­manualswww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcescode.kx.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAltibaseExasolKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2014199920002000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032014
Current release7.1, July 20173.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++q
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesyes
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.nononoyesyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.ANSI SQL-92yesSQL-like query language (q)yes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C++
Java
Java
Lua
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnostored procedures and stored functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersyesyesyesyes infowith viewsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesMaster-slave replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoHadoop integrationno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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AlaSQLAltibaseEXASOLKdb+Snowflake
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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Integrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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provides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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tick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global...
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Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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kdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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