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DBMS > EXASOL vs. Netezza vs. SiteWhere vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Netezza vs. SiteWhere vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonSiteWhere  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 PureSystemsM2M integration platform for persisting/querying time series dataCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score2.86
Rank#90  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score18.36
Rank#33  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#332  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score2.42
Rank#100  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.ibm.com/­analytics/­netezzasitewhere.iowww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcessitewhere.io/­docs/­2.1.0docs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolIBMSiteWhereSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2000200020102014
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoCommon Public Attribution License Version 1.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux infoincluded in applianceLinux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyespredefined schemeyes 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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesnoyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP RESTCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infobased on HBaseyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseyes
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 integrityyesnonoyes
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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