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DBMS > AnzoGraph DB vs. BigObject vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison AnzoGraph DB vs. BigObject vs. Snowflake

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NameAnzoGraph DB  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable graph database built for online analytics and data harmonization with MPP scaling, high-performance analytical algorithms and reasoning, and virtualizationAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMS
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Score0.33
Rank#264  Overall
#21  Graph DBMS
#12  RDF stores
Score0.08
Rank#313  Overall
#141  Relational DBMS
Score76.82
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzographbigobject.iowww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzograph/­userdoc/­home.htmdocs.bigobject.iodocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperCambridge SemanticsBigObject, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201820152014
Current release2.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree trial version availablecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemsLinuxLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
hosted
Data schemeSchema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyesyes 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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL and SPARQL* as primary query language. Cypher preview.SQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsApache Mule
gRPC
JDBC
Kafka
OData access for BI tools
OpenCypher
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
fluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions and aggregatesLuauser defined functions
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic shardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication in MPP-Clusternoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsKerberos/HDFS data loadingnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency in MPP-ClusternoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infonot needed in graphsyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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