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System Properties Comparison FeatureBase vs. Snowflake

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NameFeatureBase  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionReal-time database platform that powers real-time analytics and machine learning applications by simultaneously executing low-latency, high-throughput, and highly concurrent workloads.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.31
Rank#292  Overall
#135  Relational DBMS
Score130.36
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.featurebase.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.featurebase.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperMolecula and Pilosa Open Source ContributorsSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20172014
Current release2022, May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
hosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL queriesyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes, using Linux fsyncyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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