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System Properties Comparison Google BigQuery vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. Snowflake

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NameGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesA multi-model, scalable, distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide highly reliable, flexible, and available data management across a configurable set of storage nodesCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score36.00
Rank#24  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score4.49
Rank#79  Overall
#13  Document stores
#13  Key-value stores
#43  Relational DBMS
Score15.53
Rank#37  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigquerywww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­nosql.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­en/­database/­other-databases/­nosql-database/­index.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperGoogleOracleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201020112014
Current release20.3, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoProprietary for Enterprise Edition (Oracle Database EE license has Oracle NoSQL database EE covered: details)commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Solaris SPARC/x86
hosted
Data schemeyesSupport Fixed schema and Schema-less deployment with the ability to interoperate between them.yes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptionalyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin JavaScriptnouser defined functions
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesElectable source-replica replication per shard. Support distributed global deployment with Multi-region table featureyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying dataconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)ACID
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.noyes infooff heap cacheno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) for whole datasets, not for individual tables infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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