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DBMS > AllegroGraph vs. Kdb+ vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Kdb+ vs. Snowflake

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSHigh performance Time Series DBMSCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score1.11
Rank#167  Overall
#29  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score9.12
Rank#53  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score96.42
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comkx.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlcode.kx.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperFranz Inc.Kx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20042000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032014
Current release7.2.0, October 20213.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageq
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesyes 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.no infobulk load of XML files possibleyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like query language (q)yes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith Federationhorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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