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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Google BigQuery vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Google BigQuery vs. Snowflake

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  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 warehousingLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesCloud-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 DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.80
Rank#186  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
Score36.00
Rank#24  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score15.53
Rank#37  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputecloud.google.com/­bigquerywww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAlibabaGoogleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201620102014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhostedhosted
Data schemeyesyesyes 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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesyes
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
RESTful HTTP/JSON APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Javauser defined functions infoin JavaScriptuser defined functions
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying dataACID
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) for whole datasets, not for individual tables infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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