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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Hazelcast vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A widely adopted in-memory data gridCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.91
Rank#85  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score7.71
Rank#45  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score2.27
Rank#103  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productshazelcast.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceshazelcast.org/­documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolHazelcastSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200020082014
Current release3.12.2, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infoEventsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoReplicated Mapyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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-standardRole-based access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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