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System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. EXASOL vs. OmniSci vs. Snowflake

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.76
Rank#45  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score3.40
Rank#88  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score2.20
Rank#117  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
Score2.59
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­aurorawww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.omnisci.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmlwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.omnisci.com/­latestdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonExasolMapD Technologies, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2015200020162014
Current releaseV4
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
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Implementation languageC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhosted
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.yesnonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
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
Java
Lua
Python
R
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsnouser defined functions
Triggersyesyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingSharding infoRound robinyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles 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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