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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. Snowflake vs. Spark SQL

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Snowflake vs. Spark SQL

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.84
Rank#191  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score52.07
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score21.87
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.snowflake.comspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.Apache Software Foundation
Initial release201620142014
Current release3.1.1, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonScala
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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