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DBMS > BaseX vs. EXASOL vs. SAP IQ vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. EXASOL vs. SAP IQ vs. Snowflake

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.High-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedRelational DBMS
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Score1.78
Rank#129  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score3.40
Rank#88  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score5.27
Rank#70  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score2.59
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitebasex.orgwww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceshelp.sap.com/­iqdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperBaseX GmbHExasolSAP, formerly SybaseSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2007200019942014
Current release9.4, July 202016.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
Java
Lua
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsyesuser defined functions
Triggersyes infovia eventsyesyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexeryes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSAP/Sybase Replication Serveryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerACIDACIDACID
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 controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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