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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Hive vs. Snowflake vs. VelocityDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonHive  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingdata warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.42
Rank#215  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score84.22
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score2.56
Rank#101  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#313  Overall
#31  Graph DBMS
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputehive.apache.orgwww.snowflake.comvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homedocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperAlibabaApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookSnowflake Computing Inc.VelocityDB Inc
Initial release2016201220142011
Current release3.1.2, August 20197.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC#
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMhostedAny that supports .NET
Data schemeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesno
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
.Net
Supported programming languagesJavaC++
Java
PHP
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Javayes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceuser defined functionsno
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingyesSharding
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 methodsyesyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDACID
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users, groups and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationBased on Windows Authentication

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