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DBMS > EXASOL vs. Google BigQuery vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Google BigQuery vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Large scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesCloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
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Score3.40
Rank#88  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score32.60
Rank#24  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score7.82
Rank#50  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score2.59
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productscloud.google.com/­bigqueryfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcescloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolGoogleGoogleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2000201020172014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhostedhosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes 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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesnoyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functions infoin JavaScriptyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsuser defined functions
Triggersyesnoyes, with Cloud Functionsno 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 nodesMulti-source replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnoUsing Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying datayesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) for whole datasets, not for individual tables infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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