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DBMS > EXASOL vs. Kdb+ vs. Riak TS vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Kdb+ vs. Riak TS vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.High performance Time Series DBMSRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVCloud-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
Score0.23
Rank#249  Overall
#16  Time Series DBMS
Score2.18
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productskx.combasho.com/­products/­riak-tswww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcescode.kx.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcBasho TechnologiesSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20002000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320152014
Current release3.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageqErlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
hosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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'restricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (q)noyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
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 infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsJavaScript and Erlanguser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno 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 processingyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno infolinks between datasets can be storedyes
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 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 accountsnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
EXASOLKdb+Riak TSSnowflake
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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