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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Snowflake vs. SQL.JS

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSQL.JS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataPort of SQLite to JavaScript
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.53
Rank#93  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score5.94
Rank#64  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score0.74
Rank#197  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.comwww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­kripken/­sql.js
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­resourcesdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlkripken.github.io/­sql.js/­documentation
DeveloperExasolSnowflake Computing Inc.Alon Zakai infoenhancements implemented by others
Initial release200020142012
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
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 persistentyesyesno infoexcept by serializing a db to a file
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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