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DBMS > EXASOL vs. IBM Db2 vs. JaguarDB vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. IBM Db2 vs. JaguarDB vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Common in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxPerformant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.83
Rank#87  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score171.35
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#338  Overall
#60  Key-value stores
Score2.18
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.datajaguar.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGwww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolIBMDataJaguar, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20001983 infohost version20152014
Current release12.1, October 20162.9.4 September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoGPL V3.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageC and C++C++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languages
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linuxhosted
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesnouser defined functions
Triggersyesyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Master-master replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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EXASOLIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2JaguarDBSnowflake
Specific characteristicsSQL support, group by, order by, join
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Competitive advantagesExtremely easy to scale-out (in seconds) 100,000 times faster
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Typical application scenariosIoT data, time series data, AI data. Any type of numerical data.
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Key customersQuantea, 2PiDay, Synqy, SinoLogistics, IIVI
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Market metricsAdvertising awareness, installed base, brand image, market share
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree-trial license, per-node license, and subscription license.
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