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DBMS > Amazon Aurora vs. Amazon Redshift vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. Amazon Redshift vs. Snowflake

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score13.28
Rank#45  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Score26.17
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score103.12
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­auroraaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmldocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201520122014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedhostedhosted
Data schemeyesyesyes 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.yesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions infoin Pythonuser defined functions
Triggersyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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