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DBMS > EXASOL vs. InterSystems Caché vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. InterSystems Caché vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A multi-model DBMS and application serverCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score2.91
Rank#85  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score3.09
Rank#82  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#42  Relational DBMS
Score2.27
Rank#103  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachewww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.intersystems.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolInterSystemsSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200019972014
Current release2017.2, October 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Server operating systemsAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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