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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. GeoMesa vs. Riak KV vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. GeoMesa vs. Riak KV vs. Snowflake

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Distributed, fault tolerant key-value storeCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument storeSpatial DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesRelational DBMS
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Score0.80
Rank#195  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score0.81
Rank#189  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score6.50
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score71.03
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.geomesa.orgriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperCCRi and othersBasho TechnologiesSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2016201420092014
Current release3.1.1, January 20212.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languagePythonScalaErlang
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScript and Erlanguser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingdepending on storage layerSharding infono "single point of failure"yes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factordepending on storage layerselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layerEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infolinks between data sets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.depending on storage layerno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storagenoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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