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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Snowflake

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.23
Rank#160  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Score4.27
Rank#85  Overall
#6  Wide column stores
Score64.19
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comcloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualscloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAltibaseGoogleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release199920152014
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
hostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92noyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsnouser defined functions
Triggersyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic single-row operationsACID
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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