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System Properties Comparison GigaSpaces vs. Snowflake vs. SpaceTime

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NameGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Relational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.02
Rank#192  Overall
#32  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Score123.20
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#396  Overall
#8  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.gigaspaces.comwww.snowflake.comwww.mireo.com/­spacetime
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperGigaspaces TechnologiesSnowflake Computing Inc.Mireo
Initial release200020142020
Current release15.5, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyes 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.no infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatayesno
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-99 for query and DML statementsyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyes, event driven architectureno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
yesReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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 controlRole-based access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationyes

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