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DBMS > EXASOL vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Manticore Search vs. RDF4J vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Manticore Search vs. RDF4J vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonManticore Search  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  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.Multi-storage database for search, including full-text search.RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeSearch engineRDF storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS infousing the Manticore Columnar Library
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Score3.53
Rank#91  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score8.92
Rank#52  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.08
Rank#311  Overall
#17  Search engines
Score0.68
Rank#211  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score76.82
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoremanticoresearch.comrdf4j.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­resourcesfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoremanual.manticoresearch.comrdf4j.org/­documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolGoogleManticore SoftwareSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20002017201720042014
Current release4.2, December 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeFixed schemayes infoRDF Schemasyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesInt, Bigint, Float, Timestamp, Bit, Int array, Bigint array, JSON, Booleanyesyes
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.nonoCan index from XMLyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query languagenoyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Binary API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP/SQL API
SQL over MySQL
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Java
PHP
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsuser defined functionsyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes, with Cloud Functionsnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSynchronous replication based on Galera librarynoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationUsing Cloud Dataflownonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesyes infoisolated transactions for atomic changes and binary logging for safe writesACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Manticore index.yes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
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.nonoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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