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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. NCache vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Open source in-memory key-value storeCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score2.91
Rank#85  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score0.95
Rank#151  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score2.27
Rank#103  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolAlachisoftSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200020042014
Current release5.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC#, C++, .NET
Server operating systemsWindowshosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cacheyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
LINQ
Proprietary protocol
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infoNotificationsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with selectable consistency levelyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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-standardauthentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
EXASOLNCacheSnowflake
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 10 years....
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Competitive advantagesNcache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 10 years.
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
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News

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25 September 2019

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