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System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. EXASOL vs. Kdb+ vs. Snowflake

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.High-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.High performance Time Series DBMSCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.83
Rank#87  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score5.48
Rank#58  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score2.18
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productskx.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcescode.kx.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerExasolKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200820002000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032014
Current release7.2.4, September 20123.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++q
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsyesSQL-like query language (q)yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
Java
Lua
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yesyes infowith viewsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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DrizzleEXASOLKdb+Snowflake
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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