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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. JaguarDB vs. Snowflake vs. TiDB

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Performant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.83
Rank#87  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#338  Overall
#60  Key-value stores
Score2.18
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score1.60
Rank#123  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.datajaguar.comwww.snowflake.compingcap.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlpingcap.com/­docs
DeveloperExasolDataJaguar, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.PingCAP, Inc.
Initial release2000201520142016
Current release2.9.4 September 20183.0.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3.0commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languagesGo, Rust
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
Data schemeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersyesyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnouser defined functionsno
Triggersyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyeshorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationyesUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnonoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
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.yesnonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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EXASOLJaguarDBSnowflakeTiDB
Specific characteristicsSQL support, group by, order by, join
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TiDB is an open source distributed scalable hybrid transactional and analytical processing...
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Competitive advantagesExtremely easy to scale-out (in seconds) 100,000 times faster
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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosIoT data, time series data, AI data. Any type of numerical data.
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersQuantea, 2PiDay, Synqy, SinoLogistics, IIVI
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Bank of Beijing (Banking) Mobike (Ridesharing) Toutiao (Media) Ele.me (Catering)...
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Market metricsAdvertising awareness, installed base, brand image, market share
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InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners 15000+ stars on GitHub...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree-trial license, per-node license, and subscription license.
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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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