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DBMS > Greenplum vs. Snowflake vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison Greenplum vs. Snowflake vs. Splunk

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NameGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  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.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.37
Rank#48  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score121.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score86.45
Rank#14  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitegreenplum.orgwww.snowflake.comwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.greenplum.orgdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperPivotal Software Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.Splunk Inc.
Initial release200520142003
Current release7.0.0, September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes 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.yes infosince Version 4.2yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyesMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationAccess rights for users and roles

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