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DBMS > Blueflood vs. Kinetica vs. Snowflake vs. Spark SQL

System Properties Comparison Blueflood vs. Kinetica vs. Snowflake vs. Spark SQL

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NameBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on CassandraFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsCloud-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 modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.06
Rank#315  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#204  Overall
#99  Relational DBMS
Score64.19
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score23.33
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Websiteblueflood.iowww.kinetica.comwww.snowflake.comspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationgithub.com/­rackerlabs/­blueflood/­wikiwww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperRackspaceKineticaSnowflake Computing Inc.Apache Software Foundation
Initial release2013201220142014
Current release7.1, August 20213.2.0, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
LinuxhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemepredefined schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsuser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandraShardingyesyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraSource-replica replicationyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDno
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.noyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and roles on table levelUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno
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BluefloodKineticaSnowflakeSpark SQL
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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