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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. IRONdb vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.91
Rank#85  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#324  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score2.27
Rank#103  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.irondb.iowww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.irondb.io/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolCirconus LLC.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200020172014
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes
APIs and other access methods.Net
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes, in Luauser defined functions
Triggersyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
EXASOLIRONdbSnowflake
Specific characteristicsIRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Competitive advantagesUnmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Typical application scenariosReal Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsIRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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