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DBMS > Amazon Redshift vs. Kinetica vs. Raima Database Manager vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Kinetica vs. Raima Database Manager vs. Snowflake

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonRaima Database Manager infoformerly named db_Vista  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsRDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into an application or used as a database serverCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score24.86
Rank#32  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#204  Overall
#99  Relational DBMS
Score0.54
Rank#233  Overall
#113  Relational DBMS
Score64.19
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.kinetica.comraima.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.raima.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)KineticaRaima Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2012201219842014
Current release7.1, August 202115, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC, C++C
Server operating systemshostedLinuxAndroid
HP-UX
Integrity RTOS
iOS
Linux
OS X
QNX
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
hosted
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.nonono infoExporting/Importing of XML structures possibleyes
Secondary indexesrestrictedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Objective-C
PL/SQL
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonuser defined functionsyes infobased on the ANSI/ISO SQL Persistent Stored Modules (PSM) specificationuser 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 nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replicationyes
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 or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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 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 RedshiftKineticaRaima Database Manager infoformerly named db_VistaSnowflake
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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News

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1 October 2020

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