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DBMS > EXASOL vs. Google Search Appliance vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Google Search Appliance vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.The Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.91
Rank#85  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score2.86
Rank#86  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score2.27
Rank#103  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productsenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcessupport.google.com/­gsadocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolGoogleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200020022014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersyesno 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-slave replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUser authentication via various security protocolsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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