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System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. searchxml vs. Snowflake

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.DBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application serverCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.91
Rank#130  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#390  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#24  Search engines
Score130.36
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comwww.searchxml.net/­category/­productswww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­docswww.searchxml.net/­support/­handoutsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperEnterpriseDBinformationpartners gmbhSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200520152014
Current release14, December 20211.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Windowshosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes 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.yes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIsJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes infoon the application serveruser defined functions
Triggersyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangenoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes infosychronisation to multiple collectionsyes
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 integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDmultiple readers, single writerACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application servicesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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