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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. EXASOL vs. JaguarDB vs. Snowflake

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Performant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.41
Rank#100  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
Score2.83
Rank#87  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#338  Overall
#60  Key-value stores
Score2.18
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.datajaguar.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonExasolDataJaguar, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2007200020152014
Current release2.9.4 September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
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Implementation languageC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languages
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Lua
Python
R
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsnouser defined functions
Triggersnoyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDnoACID
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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Amazon SimpleDBEXASOLJaguarDBSnowflake
Specific characteristicsSQL support, group by, order by, join
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Competitive advantagesExtremely easy to scale-out (in seconds) 100,000 times faster
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Typical application scenariosIoT data, time series data, AI data. Any type of numerical data.
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Key customersQuantea, 2PiDay, Synqy, SinoLogistics, IIVI
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Market metricsAdvertising awareness, installed base, brand image, market share
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree-trial license, per-node license, and subscription license.
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