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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Snowflake

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database serviceCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.15
Rank#300  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score103.12
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAlibabaSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyes
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 indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess managed on TSDB instance levelUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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