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

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  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.Distributed, high-performance timeseries databaseCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series 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
Score0.16
Rank#278  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score2.59
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­aurorawww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.quasardb.netwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmlwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdoc.quasardb.netdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonExasolquasardbSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2015200020092014
Current release3.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensescommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infointeger and binaryyes
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 indexesyesyesyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP APICLI 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
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
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 infoconsistent hashingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication with selectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationwith Hadoop integrationno
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 dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infoTransient modeno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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Amazon AuroraEXASOLQuasardbSnowflake
Specific characteristicsHigh-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosTick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersLarge EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCommunity edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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