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DBMS > GridGain vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison GridGain vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Snowflake

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NameGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteCloud-based data warehousing serviceCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.44
Rank#152  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
#70  Relational DBMS
Score1.31
Rank#159  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score136.53
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gridgain.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2/­warehousewww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­index.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperGridGain Systems, Inc.IBMSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200720142014
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.1
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedhosted
Data schemeyesyesyes 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.yesno infoImport/export of XML data possibleyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)PL/SQL, SQL PLuser 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)yesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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