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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. EXASOL vs. Kdb+ vs. Snowflake

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingHigh-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 modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.44
Rank#216  Overall
#102  Relational DBMS
Score2.83
Rank#87  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score5.48
Rank#58  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score2.18
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputewww.exasol.com/­en/­productskx.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcescode.kx.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAlibabaExasolKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201620002000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032014
Current release3.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageq
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nonoyesyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language (q)yes
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaJava
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 proceduresuser defined functions infoin Javauser defined functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesyes infowith viewsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardinghorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMaster-slave replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoHadoop integrationno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess 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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Alibaba Cloud MaxComputeEXASOLKdb+Snowflake
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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