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System Properties Comparison EnterpriseDB vs. EXASOL vs. SAP IQ vs. Snowflake

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NameEnterpriseDB  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  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.Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score2.07
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score2.75
Rank#88  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score4.78
Rank#66  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score2.39
Rank#100  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comwww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docswww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceshelp.sap.com/­iqdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperEnterpriseDBExasolSAP, formerly SybaseSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2005200019942014
Current releaseV10, November 201716.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Java
Lua
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
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 functionsyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesyesyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexeryes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationSAP/Sybase Replication Serveryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationHadoop integrationno
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 dataACIDACIDACIDACID
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.noyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
EnterpriseDBEXASOLSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQSnowflake
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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