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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. GridGain vs. Nebula Graph vs. SAP IQ vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonNebula Graph  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  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 IgniteA distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMSColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.09
Rank#92  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score2.16
Rank#116  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
#56  Relational DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#250  Overall
#20  Graph DBMS
Score4.93
Rank#70  Overall
#39  Relational DBMS
Score2.73
Rank#101  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.gridgain.comgithub.com/­vesoft-inc/­nebula
nebula-graph.io
www.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestdocs.nebula-graph.iohelp.sap.com/­iqdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolGridGain Systems, Inc.Vesoft Inc.SAP, formerly SybaseSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20002007201919942014
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.116.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
LinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesStrong typed schemayesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.noyesnonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoNebula Graph internally uses the Key-Value store RocksDB for persistency. The vertices, edges, and their properties are stored as Key while their values are stored as Value. The primary indexes are per Key and secondary indexes are per Value.yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query languageyesyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Browser interface
console (shell)
Proprietary native API
Query language nGQL
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Go
Java
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yesuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes (cache interceptors and events)yesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexeryes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)Causal Clustering using Raft protocolSAP/Sybase Replication Serveryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)noHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infoRelationships in graphsyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infousing RocksDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
EXASOLGridGainNebula GraphSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQSnowflake
Specific characteristicsNebula Graph is a truly distributed, linearly scalable, lightning-fast graph database,...
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Competitive advantagesNebula Graph boasts the world's only graph database solution that is able to host...
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Typical application scenariosSocial networking Fraud detection Knowledge graph Data warehouse management Anti...
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Key customersCurrently we have some top internet companies in China implementing Nebula Graph...
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Market metricsAt our very early stage, Nebula Graph has already received over nearly three thousand...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNebula Graph is open source and free to use under Apache 2.0 license and Common Clause...
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