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DBMS > BigObject vs. HarperDB vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. HarperDB vs. Snowflake

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesA distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.08
Rank#313  Overall
#141  Relational DBMS
Score0.59
Rank#224  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score76.82
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitebigobject.ioharperdb.iowww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.ioharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.HarperDBSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201520172014
Current release3.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition 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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Implementation languageNode.js
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 schemeyesdynamic schemayes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON data typesyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like data manipulation statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuaCustom Functions infosince release 3.1user defined functions
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusteryes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic execution of specific operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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BigObjectHarperDBSnowflake
Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Market metrics6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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Licensing and pricing modelsHarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A database is only as powerful as it...
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