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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. IBM Db2 vs. Kdb+ vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  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/LinuxHigh performance Time Series DBMSCloud-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 MongoDBTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Relational DBMS
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
Score5.48
Rank#58  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score2.18
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2kx.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGcode.kx.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolIBMKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20001983 infohost version2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032014
Current release12.1, October 20163.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is availablecommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageC and C++q
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like query language (q)yes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
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#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersyesyesyes infowith viewsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionhorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Master-slave replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
EXASOLIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2Kdb+Snowflake
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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