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DBMS > HEAVY.AI vs. Microsoft Access vs. Snowflake vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison HEAVY.AI vs. Microsoft Access vs. Snowflake vs. TerminusDB

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NameHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.29
Rank#153  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score143.44
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score93.51
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#302  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
www.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.snowflake.comterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.heavy.aideveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperHEAVY.AI, Inc.MicrosoftSnowflake Computing Inc.DataChemist Ltd.
Initial release2016199220142018
Current release5.10, January 20221902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201910.0.21, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++ and CUDAC++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinuxWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshostedLinux
Data schemeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyesSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineuser defined functionsyes
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoRound robinnoneyesGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnoneyesJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes infoin-memory journaling
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-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationRole-based access control
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HEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022Microsoft AccessSnowflakeTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
Specific characteristicsOptimizes memory and compute layers to deliver unprecedented performance. Natively...
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Competitive advantagesOnly HEAVY.AI allows users to visually and interactively discover high-value patterns,...
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Typical application scenariosAdvanced analytics, geospatial and time-series analytics, accelerated data science,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHEAVY.AI Free (Free Forever), Foundations ($2k/month), and Enterprise Licensure (Inquire...
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