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DBMS > EXASOL vs. FatDB vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. FatDB vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
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Score2.91
Rank#85  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score2.27
Rank#103  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolFatCloudSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200020122014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemsWindowshosted
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno infoVia inetgration in SQL Serveryes
APIs and other access methods.Net
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C#JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infovia applicationsuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infovia applicationsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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