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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. Snowflake

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMS
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Score0.06
Rank#311  Overall
#131  Relational DBMS
Score2.53
Rank#101  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigobject.iowww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iodocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20152014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
hosted
Data schemeyesyes 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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuauser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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