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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. IBM Db2 vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. IBM Db2 vs. Snowflake

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  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 warehousingCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxCloud-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 DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.88
Rank#187  Overall
#90  Relational DBMS
Score165.96
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score58.26
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAlibabaIBMSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20161983 infohost version2014
Current release12.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
hosted
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesyes
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Javayesuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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