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System Properties Comparison H2 vs. Snowflake

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NameH2  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score9.99
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score76.82
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.h2database.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperThomas MuellerSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20052014
Current release2.0.204, December 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsuser defined functions
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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