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System Properties Comparison Greenplum vs. RDF4J vs. Snowflake

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NameGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRDF storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score11.20
Rank#45  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Score1.17
Rank#194  Overall
#8  RDF stores
Score117.26
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitegreenplum.orgrdf4j.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.greenplum.orgrdf4j.org/­documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperPivotal Software Inc.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200520042014
Current release6.7.1, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyes infoRDF Schemasyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.yes infosince Version 4.2yes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
Java
PHP
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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