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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. FatDB vs. Snowflake

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.A .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
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Score0.31
Rank#295  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score110.15
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAlibabaFatCloudSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20122014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemshostedWindowshosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno infoVia inetgration in SQL Serveryes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
C#JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infovia applicationsuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infovia applicationsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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Specific characteristicsApsaraDB for PolarDB is a cloud-native relational database 100% compatible with MySQL...
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Typical application scenariosCreating a Robust Cloud-Based Database for Fintech, E-Commerce and Gaming. Learn...
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