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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. EXASOL vs. Snowflake
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|Name||Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute Xexclude from comparison||EXASOL Xexclude from comparison||Snowflake Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||MaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousing||High-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.||Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS a graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tables||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS|
|Developer||Alibaba||Exasol||Snowflake Computing Inc.|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||commercial||commercial|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||yes||no||yes|
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|Server operating systems||hosted||hosted|
|Data scheme||yes||yes||yes support of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||no||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||SQL-like query language||yes||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||Fluentd|
|Supported programming languages||Java||Java|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||user defined functions in Java||user defined functions||user defined functions|
|Triggers||no||yes||no similar concept for controling cloud resources|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding Implicit feature of the cloud service||Sharding||yes|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||yes Implicit feature of the cloud service||yes|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||yes||yes Hadoop integration||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no||ACID||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||yes||no|
|User concepts Access control||Access rights for users and roles||Access rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard||Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication|
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