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DBMS > EXASOL vs. Netezza vs. Riak TS vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Netezza vs. Riak TS vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Data warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystemsRiak 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 DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score2.75
Rank#88  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score17.82
Rank#33  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score0.27
Rank#250  Overall
#17  Time Series DBMS
Score2.39
Rank#100  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.ibm.com/­analytics/­netezzariak.com/­products/­riak-tswww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolIBMBasho TechnologiesSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2000200020152014
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemsLinux infoincluded in applianceLinux
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesnoyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
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 functionsyesJavaScript and Erlanguser defined functions
Triggersyesnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingyes
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 integrationyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infolinks between datasets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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EXASOLNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBMRiak TSSnowflake
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