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

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

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonIngres  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsWell established RDBMSDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.80
Rank#195  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score5.62
Rank#68  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score6.50
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score71.03
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.actian.com/­data-management/­ingres-sql-rdbmsriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.actian.com/­ingresdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperActian CorporationBasho TechnologiesSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20161974 infooriginally developed at University Berkely in early 1970s20092014
Current release11.0, April 20172.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercialOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languagePythonCErlang
Server operating systemsLinuxAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
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.nono infobut tools for importing/exporting data from/to XML-files availablenoyes
Secondary indexesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
proprietary protocol (OpenAPI)
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 proceduresyesJavaScript and Erlanguser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoIngres Star to access multiple databases simultaneouslySharding infono "single point of failure"yes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorIngres Replicatorselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infolinks between data sets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCCyesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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