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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. GridGain vs. HyperSQL vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.GridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.40
Rank#88  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score2.27
Rank#113  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
#55  Relational DBMS
Score5.39
Rank#67  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score2.59
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.gridgain.comhsqldb.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latesthsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolGridGain Systems, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2000200720012014
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.12.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infobased on BSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modeshosted
Data schemeyesyesyesyes 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.noyesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyesyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)Java, SQLuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes (cache interceptors and events)yesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)noneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nono
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 dataACIDACIDACIDACID
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.yesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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