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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. GeoMesa vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. GeoMesa vs. Snowflake

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  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.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument storeSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.80
Rank#193  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score0.80
Rank#192  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score76.82
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.geomesa.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperCCRi and othersSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201620142014
Current release3.1.1, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache License 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languagePythonScala
Server operating systemsLinuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingdepending on storage layeryes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factordepending on storage layeryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layerImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
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 storageUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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