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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Geode vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  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 processesCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score2.91
Rank#85  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score1.52
Rank#123  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score2.27
Rank#103  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productsgeode.apache.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesgeode.apache.org/­docsdocs.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.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200020022014
Current release1.1, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredhosted
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (OQL)yes
APIs and other access methods.Net
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
Java Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infoCache Event Listenersno 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 nodesMaster-master replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes, on a single nodeACID
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAccess rights per client and object definableUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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