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DBMS > Drizzle vs. Geode vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Kinetica vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. Geode vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Kinetica vs. Snowflake

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  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.Geode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.62
Rank#137  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score3.84
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score0.74
Rank#202  Overall
#99  Relational DBMS
Score71.03
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitegeode.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.kinetica.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationgeode.apache.org/­docscloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantwww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014KineticaSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20082002201020122014
Current release7.2.4, September 20121.1, February 20177.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++JavaErlangC, C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
All OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredhostedLinuxhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (OQL)noSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes infoCache Event Listenersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes, on a single nodeno infoatomic operations within a document possiblenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMno
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPAccess rights per client and object definableAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users and roles on table levelUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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DrizzleGeodeIBM CloudantKineticaSnowflake
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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