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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. GridGain vs. SAP IQ vs. Snowflake vs. Stardog

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  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 IgniteColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataEnterprise Knowledge Graph platform and graph DBMS with high availability, high performance reasoning, and virtualization
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infocolumn-orientedRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
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Score3.09
Rank#92  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score2.16
Rank#116  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
#56  Relational DBMS
Score4.93
Rank#70  Overall
#39  Relational DBMS
Score2.73
Rank#101  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score1.26
Rank#148  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.gridgain.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlwww.snowflake.comwww.stardog.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latesthelp.sap.com/­iqdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperExasolGridGain Systems, Inc.SAP, formerly SybaseSnowflake Computing Inc.Stardog-Union
Initial release20002007199420142010
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.116.1 SPS04, April 20197.3.0, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/students
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesno
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
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.noyesnoyesno infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyesyesYes, compatible with all major SQL variants through dedicated BI/SQL Server
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yesuser defined functionsuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
Triggersyesyes (cache interceptors and events)yesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexeryesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)SAP/Sybase Replication ServeryesMaster-master replication in HA-Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)Hadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyesyes inforelationships in graphs
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 persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesnonoyes
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 authenticationAccess rights for users and roles
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EXASOLGridGainSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQSnowflakeStardog
Specific characteristicsStardog is an Enterprise Knowledge Graph platform, uniquely combining graph storage...
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Competitive advantagesStardog provides a full featureset to aid in data integration for your complex data....
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Typical application scenariosStardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersBosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsStardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsA fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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