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System Properties Comparison HEAVY.AI vs. Snowflake vs. TerminusDB vs. TiDB

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NameHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  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 dataScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationshipsTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
RDF store
Document store
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Score1.29
Rank#153  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score93.51
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#302  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Score3.54
Rank#93  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
www.snowflake.comterminusdb.compingcap.com
Technical documentationdocs.heavy.aidocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#docs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stable
DeveloperHEAVY.AI, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.DataChemist Ltd.PingCAP, Inc.
Initial release2016201420182016
Current release5.10, January 202210.0.21, March 20225.0.1, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++ and CUDAProlog, RustGo, Rust
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinuxLinux
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yesyes
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like query language (WOQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyesno
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoRound robinyesGraph Partitioninghorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesJournaling StreamsUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journalingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationRole-based access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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HEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022SnowflakeTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemistTiDB
Specific characteristicsOptimizes memory and compute layers to deliver unprecedented performance. Natively...
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TiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Competitive advantagesOnly HEAVY.AI allows users to visually and interactively discover high-value patterns,...
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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosAdvanced analytics, geospatial and time-series analytics, accelerated data science,...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersShopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metrics25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHEAVY.AI Free (Free Forever), Foundations ($2k/month), and Enterprise Licensure (Inquire...
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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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