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DBMS > Amazon Redshift vs. Kinetica vs. OpenTSDB vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Kinetica vs. OpenTSDB vs. Snowflake

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score24.86
Rank#32  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#204  Overall
#99  Relational DBMS
Score1.95
Rank#127  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score64.19
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.kinetica.comopentsdb.netwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.kinetica.com/­docsopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Kineticacurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributorsSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2012201220112014
Current release7.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoLGPLcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC, C++Java
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesrestrictedyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Telnet API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonuser defined functionsnouser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangenono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infobased on HBaseyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency infobased on HBaseImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID
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.yesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles on table levelnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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Amazon RedshiftKineticaOpenTSDBSnowflake
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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