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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Snowflake vs. Splunk vs. TerarkDB

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  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 dataAnalytics Platform for Big DataA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engineKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.40
Rank#88  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score2.59
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score89.91
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Score0.07
Rank#313  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.snowflake.comwww.splunk.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunkgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperExasolSnowflake Computing Inc.Splunk Inc.Terark
Initial release2000201420032016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition availablecommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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.noyesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commandsno
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP RESTC++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyesno
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searchingno
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.yesnonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationAccess rights for users and rolesno

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