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

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.High performance Time Series DBMSCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational 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
Score2.18
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score2.10
Rank#109  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productskx.comwww.snowflake.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcescode.kx.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperExasolKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSnowflake Computing Inc.Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release20002000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320141998
Current release3.6, May 201811 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageq
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
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.noyesyesno
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
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functionsPL/SQL
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
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 or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
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 infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesnoyes
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 authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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EXASOLKdb+SnowflakeTimesTen
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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