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

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  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 dataA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDBHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.86
Rank#90  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score2.42
Rank#100  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#308  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Score0.82
Rank#164  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdbwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wikidocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperExasolSnowflake Computing Inc.TerarkGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release2000201420162000
Current release14.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial inforestricted open source version availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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.noyesnono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesnoSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsnoyes
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesnoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesnoneSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnonoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
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.yesnoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationnoRole-based access control

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