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System Properties Comparison GridGain vs. HBase vs. Snowflake

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NameGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Wide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.22
Rank#122  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
#59  Relational DBMS
Score48.35
Rank#22  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score2.67
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gridgain.comhbase.apache.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latesthbase.apache.orgdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperGridGain Systems, Inc.Apache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200720082014
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.12.2.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-free, schema definition possibleyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes
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.yesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yes infoCoprocessors in Javauser defined functions
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)yesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)yesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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GridGainHBaseSnowflake
Specific characteristicsApache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersApple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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Market metrics#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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