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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. InterSystems Caché vs. Kdb+ vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A multi-model DBMS and application serverHigh performance Time Series DBMSCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.83
Rank#87  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score3.29
Rank#84  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#42  Relational DBMS
Score5.48
Rank#58  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score2.18
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachekx.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.intersystems.comcode.kx.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolInterSystemsKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200019972000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032014
Current release2017.2, October 20173.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageq
Server operating systemsAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelyesyes 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.noyesyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like query language (q)yes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C#
C++
Java
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 nodesShardingnonehorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMaster-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 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.yesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and rolesrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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EXASOLInterSystems CachéKdb+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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