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DBMS > EXASOL vs. Kdb+ vs. Machbase vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Kdb+ vs. Machbase vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.High performance Time Series DBMSTimeSeries DBMS for IoT and BigDataCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.83
Rank#87  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score5.48
Rank#58  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#302  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score2.18
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productskx.comwww.machbase.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcescode.kx.comdoc.machbase.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMachbaseSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20002000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320132014
Current release3.6, May 2018V4.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial infofree test version availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageqC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesyesyes 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.noyesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (q)SQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsnouser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesnoyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infovolatile and lookup tableno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountssimple password-based access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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EXASOLKdb+Machbase infoFormer name was InfinifluxSnowflake
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Machbase is an extremely fast time series database which processes large volumes...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Fastest Database for IIoT, Independently verified, on Industry Standard Benchmarks....
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Distributed Query In Machbase Enterprise Edition, a broker node, which is responsible...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Samsung, POSCO, Hyundai heavy industries, SFA
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Real-time data processing Real-time index creation Optimized DBMS for processing...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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Machbase provide several product editions, including: Intelligent Edge Device, Fog...
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