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DBMS > Datomic vs. InterSystems Caché vs. RocksDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. InterSystems Caché vs. RocksDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Snowflake

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityA multi-model DBMS and application serverEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.66
Rank#103  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score3.50
Rank#85  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#43  Relational DBMS
Score3.16
Rank#93  Overall
#17  Key-value stores
Score6.46
Rank#56  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score2.59
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datomic.comwww.intersystems.com/­products/­cacherocksdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comdocs.intersystems.comgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikihelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperCognitectInterSystemsFacebook, Inc.SAP infoformerly SybaseSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20121997201319922014
Current release0.9.5951, July 20192017.2, October 20176.11.4, July 202017, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialOpen Source infoBSDcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, ClojureC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelschema-freeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyesyes
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.noyesnoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
C#
C++
Java
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsyesnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perluser defined functions
TriggersBy using transaction functionsyesnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnonenonenoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersSource-replica replicationnoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyesACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes inforecommended only for testing and developmentyesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and rolesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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