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DBMS > EXASOL vs. GridGain vs. Riak TS vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. GridGain vs. Riak TS vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  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 IgniteRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.40
Rank#88  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score2.27
Rank#113  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
#55  Relational DBMS
Score0.32
Rank#252  Overall
#18  Time Series DBMS
Score2.59
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.gridgain.comriak.com/­products/­riak-tswww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolGridGain Systems, Inc.Basho TechnologiesSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2000200720152014
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.1
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetErlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
hosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLnoyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)JavaScript and Erlanguser defined functions
Triggersyesyes (cache interceptors and events)yes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)selectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)yesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infolinks between datasets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID
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-standardSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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