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System Properties Comparison Cloudant vs. Snowflake

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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.80
Rank#75  Overall
#14  Document stores
Score2.56
Rank#101  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Websitecloudant.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20102014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
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Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptuser defined functions
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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