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

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  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 dataA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
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
Score0.15
Rank#267  Overall
#126  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productskx.comwww.snowflake.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­home.html
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcescode.kx.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.transaction.de/­en/­info-center/­product-documentation.html
DeveloperExasolKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSnowflake Computing Inc.Transaction Software GmbH
Initial release20002000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320141987
Current release3.6, May 2018Transbase 8.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercialcommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageqC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
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
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
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#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyesMaster-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
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDyes
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.yesyesnono
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
More information provided by the system vendor
EXASOLKdb+SnowflakeTransbase
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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The resource-optimized high-performance database system Transbase® impresses with...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are placing new demands on database management...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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In following areas we created solutions based on Transbase®, C-chain and SecureBase:...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Together successful through Co-Operation: The successful business principles of the...
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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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You will receive the Transbase® full version as a Subscription with a term of one...
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