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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Netezza vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  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 PureSystemsRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score2.86
Rank#90  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score18.36
Rank#33  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score5.50
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score2.42
Rank#100  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.ibm.com/­analytics/­netezzawww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolIBMSAP infoformerly SybaseSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2000200019922014
Current release17, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Server operating systemsLinux infoincluded in applianceAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyesyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perluser defined functions
Triggersyesnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
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-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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