DB-EnginesCrateDB bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > EXASOL vs. Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Snowflake

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

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.High performance Time Series DBMSDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.83
Rank#87  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score5.48
Rank#58  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score27.89
Rank#25  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score2.18
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productskx.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcescode.kx.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­sql-databasedocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoftSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20002000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320102014
Current release3.6, May 2018V12
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

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
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.noyesyesyes
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
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsTransact SQLuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes, with always 3 replicas availableyes
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 accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
EXASOLKdb+Microsoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureSnowflake
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
» more
Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
» more
Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
» more
Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
» more
Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
EXASOLKdb+Microsoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureSnowflake
DB-Engines blog posts

Time Series DBMS are the database category with the fastest increase in popularity
4 July 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Increased popularity for consuming DBMS services out of the cloud
2 October 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Your Data Strategy Holds the Secret to Customer Loyalty in Financial Services, Exasol Survey Finds
20 November 2019, Business Wire

Solutions Review Names 6 Data Management for Analytics Vendors to Watch, 2020
12 December 2019, Solutions Review

Exasol: the chief data officer is the future-proofer
2 December 2019, ComputerWeekly.com

Global In-memory OLAP Database Market 2019 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025
15 December 2019, Globe News Reports

5 Reasons Why CDOs May Ride the Next Wave of Leadership
6 December 2019, InformationWeek

provided by Google News

Kx to power analytics for US real estate giant Zillow
3 April 2019, Associated Press

Kx Named as Google Cloud Global Technology Partner of the Year - Financial Services
9 April 2019, Associated Press

WekaIO, Penguin Computing Set Performance Record on STAC-M3 'Tick Analytics' Benchmark
7 June 2019, HPCwire

Lenovo Announces Data Center Portfolio Refresh – Featuring New Intel® Processors, Persistent Memory and Enhanced Security
2 April 2019, Associated Press

Analyze and adapt: Data pros at 4 Chicago companies discuss how trends influence projects
16 April 2019, Built In Chicago

provided by Google News

Overview of Azure SQL Database Networking
25 November 2019, Database Journal

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server 10.5 Expands Performance Monitoring On-Premises and in the Cloud
3 December 2019, Associated Press

Microsoft Announces Azure Blockchain Tokens and Blockchain Data Manager
9 December 2019, Database Trends and Applications

How to share SQL tables and views using Azure Data Share - Microsoft
29 November 2019, Channel 9

Microsoft Extends Azure Security Center Capabilities to Partners, Adds Automation
25 November 2019, InfoQ.com

provided by Google News

Why Snowflake Built a Data Warehouse in the Cloud
22 November 2019, CDOTrends

Aginity Team is the First SQL Analysis Tool to Connect to Snowflake Using OAuth
12 December 2019, PRNewswire

Optimove Uses Snowflake to Provide Brands with Direct Access to All Their Unified Customer Data
11 December 2019, MarTech Series

Snowflake Deepens its Relationship with AWS to Provide a More Seamless Customer Experience
5 December 2019, MarTech Series

Snowflake furthers AWS integration with AI/ML certification
9 December 2019, IT Brief Australia

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Database Administrator
Trilliant, Cary, NC

AWS DevOps Engineer
National Research Center for College & University Admissions, Austin, TX

Senior Database Engineer
National Research Center for College & University Admissions, Austin, TX

Business Intelligence Intern - Summer 2020
InterWorks, Inc., Stillwater, OK

IT DBA Sr/Speciaist
Allianz Life, Minneapolis, MN

KDB Developer
UBS, New York, NY

SENIOR kdb+ DEVELOPER
First Derivatives plc, New York, NY

Vice President, Desk Strategist
Morgan Stanley, New York, NY

Junior Variant Scientist
Tempus, Chicago, IL

Trading Application Developer
RBC, New York, NY

SQL Server Database Administrator
City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

SQL Database Administrator
Plante Moran, Southfield, MI

Database Administrator
Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City, UT

Database Architect
Managed Health Care Associates, Inc., Florham Park, NJ

Cloud SQL Server DBA
Revenue Solutions, Inc., Roseville, CA

Data Modeler / Database Developer
Defined Clarity, Washington, DC

Data Modeler / Database Developer
Defined Clarity, New York, NY

Data Modeler / Database Developer
Defined Clarity, Cherry Hill, NJ

Data Modeler / Database Developer
Defined Clarity, Kng of Prussa, PA

Data Modeler / Database Developer
Defined Clarity, Philadelphia, PA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products


Datastax logo

Build data-driven applications that set the standard for performance, availability,
& scale with DataStax.
Learn more.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Redis logo

Hosted, serverless DBaaS
in 3 steps.

30MB Free!
Start now.

Present your product here