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DBMS > Blueflood vs. EXASOL vs. Netezza vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Blueflood vs. EXASOL vs. Netezza vs. Snowflake

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NameBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on CassandraHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Data warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystemsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.09
Rank#285  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Score2.86
Rank#90  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score18.36
Rank#33  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score2.42
Rank#100  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Websiteblueflood.iowww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.ibm.com/­analytics/­netezzawww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­rackerlabs/­blueflood/­wikiwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperRackspaceExasolIBMSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2013200020002014
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux infoincluded in appliancehosted
Data schemepredefined schemeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyesuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandraShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraMaster-slave replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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