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DBMS > Graphite vs. Snowflake vs. Trafodion

System Properties Comparison Graphite vs. Snowflake vs. Trafodion

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NameGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  Xexclude from comparison
Apache Trafodion has been retired in 2021. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines Ranking.
DescriptionData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score4.84
Rank#79  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score125.38
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webwww.snowflake.comtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationgraphite.readthedocs.iodocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmltrafodion.apache.org/­documentation.html
DeveloperChris DavisSnowflake Computing Inc.Apache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release200620142014
Current release2.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languagePythonC++, Java
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
hostedLinux
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlyyesyes
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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Sockets
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsJava Stored Procedures
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesyes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infolockingyesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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