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

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  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 IgniteCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataWidely used in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational 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
Score2.59
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score126.82
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.gridgain.comwww.snowflake.comwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperExasolGridGain Systems, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.Dwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release2000200720142000
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.13.32.2 (June 4, 2020), June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedserver-less
Data schemeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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.noyesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyesyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)user defined functionsno
Triggersyesyes (cache interceptors and events)no infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)yesnone
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 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 infovia file-system locks
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.yesyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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