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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Snowflake vs. TimescaleDB

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  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 time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.91
Rank#85  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score2.27
Rank#103  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score1.52
Rank#124  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.snowflake.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.timescale.com
DeveloperExasolSnowflake Computing Inc.Timescale
Initial release200020142017
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

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methods.Net
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
native C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
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 authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
EXASOLSnowflakeTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsTimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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Competitive advantagesTimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosIoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersAltair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metrics1 million+ downloads, 6,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); information on pricing for support and enterprise...
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