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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. OpenQM vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. OpenQM vs. Snowflake

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonOpenQM infoalso called QM  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 warehousingQpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning, multi-value 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 tablesMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.75
Rank#236  Overall
#109  Relational DBMS
Score0.35
Rank#291  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Score127.45
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputewww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-multivalue-application-development-platform/­rocket-open-qmwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­en/­maxcomputedocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAlibabaRocket Software, originally Martin PhillipsSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201619932014
Current release3.4-12
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Server operating systemshostedAIX
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyes infowith some exceptionsyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
Basic
C
Java
Objective C
PHP
Python
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 serviceyesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesyes
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 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 rolesAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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