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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. EXASOL vs. Kdb+ vs. Snowflake vs. XAP

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.High performance Time Series DBMSCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.20
Rank#140  Overall
#68  Relational DBMS
Score2.89
Rank#89  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score5.38
Rank#59  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score2.56
Rank#101  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score0.81
Rank#171  Overall
#27  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitealtibase.comwww.exasol.com/­en/­productskx.comwww.snowflake.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationaltibase.com/­resources/­manualswww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcescode.kx.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperAltibaseExasolKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSnowflake Computing Inc.Gigaspaces Technologies
Initial release199920002000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320142000
Current release7.1, July 20173.6, May 201814.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++qJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.nonoyesyesno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92yesSQL-like query language (q)yesSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
Java
Lua
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesyesyes infowith viewsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningyesSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replicationyesMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationRole-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
AltibaseEXASOLKdb+SnowflakeXAP
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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Integrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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provides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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tick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global...
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Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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kdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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