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DBMS > EXASOL vs. Geode vs. GridGain vs. SAP IQ vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Geode vs. GridGain vs. SAP IQ vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Geode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infocolumn-orientedRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.09
Rank#92  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score1.82
Rank#125  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score2.16
Rank#116  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
#56  Relational DBMS
Score4.93
Rank#70  Overall
#39  Relational DBMS
Score2.73
Rank#101  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productsgeode.apache.orgwww.gridgain.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesgeode.apache.org/­docswww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latesthelp.sap.com/­iqdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.GridGain Systems, Inc.SAP, formerly SybaseSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20002002200719942014
Current release1.1, February 2017GridGain 8.5.116.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.nonoyesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (OQL)ANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyesyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Java Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yesuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infoCache Event Listenersyes (cache interceptors and events)yesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexeryes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationyes (replicated cache)SAP/Sybase Replication Serveryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes, on a single nodeACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
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.yesyesyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAccess rights per client and object definableSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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