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System Properties Comparison HEAVY.AI vs. SingleStore vs. Snowflake

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NameHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table typeCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score1.33
Rank#150  Overall
#72  Relational DBMS
Score6.66
Rank#63  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score96.42
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
www.singlestore.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.heavy.aidocs.singlestore.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperHEAVY.AI, Inc.SingleStore Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201620132014
Current release5.10, January 20227.6, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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SingleStore Managed Service: The world's fastest, modern cloud database for both operational (OLTP) and analytical (OLAP) workloads. Available instantly with multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud capabilities
Implementation languageC++ and CUDAC++, Go
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux info64 bit version requiredhosted
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut no triggers and foreign keysyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
Cluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesuser defined functions
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoRound robinSharding infohash partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculationsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardFine grained access control via users, groups and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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HEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022SingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLSnowflake
Specific characteristicsOptimizes memory and compute layers to deliver unprecedented performance. Natively...
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SingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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Competitive advantagesOnly HEAVY.AI allows users to visually and interactively discover high-value patterns,...
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SingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosAdvanced analytics, geospatial and time-series analytics, accelerated data science,...
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Driving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersIEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHEAVY.AI Free (Free Forever), Foundations ($2k/month), and Enterprise Licensure (Inquire...
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F ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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