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System Properties Comparison Cloudant vs. EXASOL vs. Snowflake

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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.05
Rank#86  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score3.53
Rank#93  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score5.94
Rank#64  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Websitecloudant.comwww.exasol.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.comwww.exasol.com/­en/­resourcesdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014ExasolSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201020002014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshostedhosted
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON API.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Java
Lua
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersyesyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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