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DBMS > Datomic vs. Rockset vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. Rockset vs. Snowflake

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
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Score1.57
Rank#146  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Score0.89
Rank#197  Overall
#33  Document stores
Score136.53
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datomic.comrockset.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comdocs.rockset.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperCognitectRocksetSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201220192014
Current release1.0.7075, December 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
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Implementation languageJava, ClojureC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesdynamic typingyes
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.nono infoingestion from XML files supportedyes
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP RESTCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsnouser defined functions
TriggersBy using transaction functionsnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersAutomatic shardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyes
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 developmentno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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