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

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NameEnterpriseDB  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  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, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.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 modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.43
Rank#98  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
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.enterprisedb.comwww.exasol.com/­en/­productskx.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­resources/­product-documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcescode.kx.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperEnterpriseDBExasolKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200520002000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032014
Current releaseV10, November 20173.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialcommercial 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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EDB Postgres Cloud Database Service: Fully managed and Oracle compatible Postgres cloud database service on AWS with high availability, automated failover, streaming logs, enterprise security and easy scale out.
Implementation languageCq
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
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.yes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyesSQL-like query language (q)yes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
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 proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.user defined functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersyesyesyes infowith viewsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeShardinghorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationMaster-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 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 datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
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.noyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
EnterpriseDBEXASOLKdb+Snowflake
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Integrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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provides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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tick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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kdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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