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DBMS > Greenplum vs. Snowflake vs. Yaacomo

System Properties Comparison Greenplum vs. Snowflake vs. Yaacomo

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NameGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonYaacomo  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 dataOpenCL based in-memory RDBMS, designed for efficiently utilizing the hardware via parallel computing
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score12.51
Rank#46  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score106.72
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#381  Overall
#158  Relational DBMS
Websitegreenplum.orgwww.snowflake.comyaacomo.com
Technical documentationdocs.greenplum.orgdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperPivotal Software Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.Q2WEB GmbH
Initial release200520142009
Current release6.7.1, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Server operating systemsLinuxhostedAndroid
Linux
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 4.2yesno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyeshorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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