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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Kdb+ vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Cloud 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.High performance Time Series DBMSCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.83
Rank#87  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score5.68
Rank#56  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score5.48
Rank#58  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score2.18
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productsfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorekx.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorecode.kx.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolGoogleKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200020172000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032014
Current release3.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageq
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes 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.nonoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query language (q)yes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes, with Cloud Functionsyes infowith viewsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationMaster-slave replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationUsing Cloud Dataflowno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesnoACID
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.rights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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EXASOLGoogle Cloud FirestoreKdb+Snowflake
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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