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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Firebird vs. GridGain vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Firebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.40
Rank#88  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score20.93
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score2.27
Rank#113  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
#55  Relational DBMS
Score2.59
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.firebirdsql.orgwww.gridgain.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualswww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolFirebird FoundationGridGain Systems, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20002000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20072014
Current release3.0.5, 2020GridGain 8.5.1
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsPSQLyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)user defined functions
Triggersyesyesyes (cache interceptors and events)no infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsyes (replicated cache)yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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