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System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. Snowflake

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score1.76
Rank#145  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Score123.20
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datomic.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperCognitectSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20122014
Current release1.0.6735, June 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
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Implementation languageJava, Clojure
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsuser defined functions
TriggersBy using transaction functionsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yes
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 controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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