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System Properties Comparison Dgraph vs. Kingbase vs. Snowflake

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NameDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonKingbase  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle and widely used in China.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelGraph DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.45
Rank#156  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
Score0.45
Rank#262  Overall
#123  Relational DBMS
Score121.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitedgraph.iowww.kingbase.com.cnwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdgraph.io/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperDgraph Labs, Inc.BeiJing KINGBASE Information technologies inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201619992014
Current releaseV8.0, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageGoC and Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoStandard with numerous extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsGraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
ADO.NET
gokb
JDBC
kdbndp
ODBC
PDI
PDO
Pro*C
psycopg2
QT
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyeshorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash) and vertical partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSynchronous replication via Raftyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoPlanned for future releasesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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