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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Ingres vs. Snowflake vs. TerarkDB

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonIngres  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Well established RDBMSCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.40
Rank#88  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score5.92
Rank#60  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score2.59
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#313  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.actian.com/­data-management/­ingres-sql-rdbmswww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.actian.com/­ingresdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperExasolActian CorporationSnowflake Computing Inc.Terark
Initial release20001974 infooriginally developed at University Berkely in early 1970s20142016
Current release11.0, April 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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 infobut tools for importing/exporting data from/to XML-files availableyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyesno
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
proprietary protocol (OpenAPI)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoIngres Star to access multiple databases simultaneouslyyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesIngres Replicatoryesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCCyesyes
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.yesnonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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