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DBMS > AnzoGraph DB vs. Datomic vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison AnzoGraph DB vs. Datomic vs. Snowflake

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NameAnzoGraph DB  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  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 virtualizationDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.29
Rank#303  Overall
#25  Graph DBMS
#14  RDF stores
Score1.66
Rank#144  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Score130.36
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitecambridgesemantics.com/­anzographwww.datomic.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzograph/­userdoc/­home.htmdocs.datomic.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperCambridge SemanticsCognitectSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201820122014
Current release2.3, January 20211.0.7075, December 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree trial version availablecommercial infolimited edition freecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, Clojure
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VMhosted
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.noyes
APIs and other access methodsApache Mule
gRPC
JDBC
Kafka
OData access for BI tools
OpenCypher
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
RESTful HTTP APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Python
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions and aggregatesyes infoTransaction Functionsuser defined functions
TriggersnoBy using transaction functionsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic shardingnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication in MPP-Clusternone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersyes
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-ClusterImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infonot needed in graphsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes inforecommended only for testing and developmentno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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