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DBMS > BigObject vs. Blueflood vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. Blueflood vs. Snowflake

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on CassandraCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.08
Rank#313  Overall
#141  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#320  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score76.82
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitebigobject.ioblueflood.iowww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iogithub.com/­rackerlabs/­blueflood/­wikidocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.RackspaceSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201520132014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Linux
OS X
hosted
Data schemeyespredefined schemeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP RESTCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuanouser defined functions
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infobased on Cassandrayes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandrayes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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