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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Widely used in-process key-value storeCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.91
Rank#85  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score2.71
Rank#91  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Score2.27
Rank#103  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200019942014
Current release18.1 (Core), June 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infocommercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)
Server operating systemsAIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.noyes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML editionyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
Python
Tcl
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnouser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infoonly for the SQL APIno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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-standardnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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