DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > EXASOL vs. Snowflake vs. TiDB

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Snowflake vs. TiDB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  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 dataTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.91
Rank#85  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score2.27
Rank#103  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score1.47
Rank#126  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.snowflake.compingcap.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlpingcap.com/­docs
DeveloperExasolSnowflake Computing Inc.PingCAP, Inc.
Initial release200020142016
Current release3.0.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageGo, Rust
Server operating systemshostedLinux
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
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 nodesShardingyeshorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
More information provided by the system vendor
EXASOLSnowflakeTiDB
Specific characteristicsTiDB is an open source distributed scalable hybrid transactional and analytical processing...
» more
Competitive advantagesIn the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
» more
Typical application scenariosTiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
» more
Key customersBank of Beijing (Banking) Mobike (Ridesharing) Toutiao (Media) Ele.me (Catering)...
» more
Market metricsInfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners 15000+ stars on GitHub...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
» more
News

Safety First! Common Safety Pitfalls in Distributed Databases Found by Jepsen Tests
18 September 2019

How TSQ Becomes a Performance Bottleneck for TiKV in AWS ARM Environment
26 August 2019

Lesson Learned from Queries over 1.3 Trillion Rows of Data Within Milliseconds of Response Time at Zhihu.com
21 August 2019

Porting TiDB to ARM64 for Greater Flexibility
16 August 2019

Migrating the TiKV Rust Client from Futures 0.1 to 0.3
8 August 2019

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
EXASOLSnowflakeTiDB
Recent citations in the news

Exasol Survey: Nearly Two Thirds of Analytics Projects Are Jeopardized Due to Poor Access to the Right Data
12 October 2019, insideBIGDATA

Exasol Helps Grant Street Group Provide Next-Generation Government Software
2 October 2019, Yahoo Finance

Exasol Powers Data Democratization for the Global Goals Agreed by World Leaders
25 September 2019, Business Wire

Global In-memory OLAP Database Market 2019 Top Trends by – Altibase, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP SE, Exasol, Jedox, Kognitio
9 October 2019, The Daily Industry News

Exasol CEO On Competing With The Tech Industry's Legacy Giants
16 August 2019, Chief Executive Group

provided by Google News

Database Platform as a Service Market – Major Technology Giants in Buzz Again | Microsoft, Google, Snowflake Computing, Salesforce
14 October 2019, Online News Guru

jSonar And Snowflake Collaborate to Extend Database Security Leadership for the Cloud
7 October 2019, PR Web

Talend Automates Snowflake Cloud Data Warehouse Migrations to Achieve Faster Time to Value
1 October 2019, Yahoo Finance

Know future scope of Database Platform as a Service Market 2026 and Latest Innovation is Expected to High Grow With Top Companies Like: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google, Snowflake Computing, Salesforce, Alibaba Cloud, Database Labs, Teradata, SAP
14 October 2019, Market Report Gazette

SAP Launches New Cloud Data Warehouse
8 October 2019, Computer Business Review

provided by Google News

PingCAP offers titanium bullet to switch to its HTAP database
22 January 2019, DevClass

How TiDB combines OLTP and OLAP in a distributed database
17 October 2018, InfoWorld

TiDB developer PingCAP wants to expand in North America after raising $50M Series C
11 September 2018, TechCrunch

Percona Unveils Stellar Keynote Schedule for Eighth Annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference
9 May 2019, GlobeNewswire

TiDB open sources its MySQL/MariaDB compatible data migration (DM) tool
22 January 2019, Packt Hub

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Database Administrator
Trilliant, Cary, NC

Senior Database Engineer
National Research Center for College & University Admissions, United States

Business Intelligence Intern - Summer 2020
InterWorks, Inc., Stillwater, OK

Senior Database Engineer
NRCCUA, Austin, TX

AWS DevOps Engineer
NRCCUA, Austin, TX

Senior Data Analyst
FIS Global, San Diego, CA

Database Developer / Engineer
William Hill, Jersey City, NJ

Data Analyst I
Cox Automotive, Atlanta, GA

Tech Information Architect
AdventHealth Information Technology, Orlando, FL

Database Engineer
23andMe, Sunnyvale, CA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Redis logo

Hosted, serverless DBaaS
in 3 steps.

30MB Free!
Start now.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Present your product here