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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.High performance Time Series DBMSElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score2.83
Rank#87  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score5.48
Rank#58  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score9.21
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score2.18
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productskx.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­sql-data-warehousewww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcescode.kx.comdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­sql-data-warehousedocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoftSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20002000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320162014
Current release3.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageqC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedhosted
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)yesyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
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#
Java
PHP
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsTransact SQLuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding, horizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyesyes
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsyesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
EXASOLKdb+Microsoft Azure SQL Data WarehouseSnowflake
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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