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DBMS > HEAVY.AI vs. Snowflake vs. SQream DB

System Properties Comparison HEAVY.AI vs. Snowflake vs. SQream DB

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NameHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSQream DB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataa GPU-based, columnar RDBMS for big data analytics workloads
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.10
Rank#126  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Score123.20
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#228  Overall
#105  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
www.snowflake.comsqream.com
Technical documentationdocs.heavy.aidocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.sqream.com
DeveloperHEAVY.AI, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.SQream Technologies
Initial release201620142017
Current release5.10, January 20222022.1.6, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++ and CUDAC++, CUDA, Haskell, Java, Scala
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes, ANSI Standard SQL Types
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 indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsuser defined functions in Python
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoRound robinyeshorizontal and vertical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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.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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