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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Firebird vs. JaguarDB vs. Snowflake vs. TerarkDB

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  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 InterBasePerformant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
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Score2.89
Rank#89  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score21.82
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#334  Overall
#59  Key-value stores
Score2.56
Rank#101  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#314  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.firebirdsql.orgwww.datajaguar.comwww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualswww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperExasolFirebird FoundationDataJaguar, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.Terark
Initial release20002000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase201520142016
Current release3.0.5, 20202.9.4 September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoGPL V3.0commercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesno
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Implementation languageC and C++C++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languagesC++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linuxhosted
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesno
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersyesno
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsPSQLnouser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsMaster-master replicationyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno
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EXASOLFirebirdJaguarDBSnowflakeTerarkDB
Specific characteristicsSQL support, group by, order by, join
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Competitive advantagesExtremely easy to scale-out (in seconds) 100,000 times faster
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Typical application scenariosIoT data, time series data, AI data. Any type of numerical data.
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Key customersQuantea, 2PiDay, Synqy, SinoLogistics, IIVI
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Market metricsAdvertising awareness, installed base, brand image, market share
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree-trial license, per-node license, and subscription license.
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