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

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

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Cloud-based data warehousing servicePerformant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.83
Rank#87  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score1.85
Rank#114  Overall
#56  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/­products/­db2-warehousewww.datajaguar.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolIBMDataJaguar, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2000201420152014
Current release2.9.4 September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languages
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhosted
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.nono infoImport/export of XML data possiblenoyes
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
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsPL/SQL, SQL PLnouser defined functions
Triggersyesyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate 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.yesyesnono
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 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDBJaguarDBSnowflake
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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