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System Properties Comparison Amazon DocumentDB vs. Snowflake

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NameAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed MongoDB-compatible database serviceCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
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Score1.91
Rank#131  Overall
#24  Document stores
Score130.36
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­documentdbwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourcesdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20192014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-availability zones for high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-document operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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