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

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

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score24.37
Rank#32  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.74
Rank#202  Overall
#99  Relational DBMS
Score3.09
Rank#99  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score71.03
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.kinetica.compouchdb.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.kinetica.com/­docspouchdb.com/­guidesdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)KineticaApache Software FoundationSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2012201220122014
Current release7.1, August 20217.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
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Implementation languageCC, C++JavaScript
Server operating systemshostedLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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 indexesrestrictedyesyes infovia views
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 REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScriptJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonuser defined functionsView functions in JavaScriptuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungeyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual ConsistencyImmediate 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 datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyesno
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 RedshiftKineticaPouchDBSnowflake
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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