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System Properties Comparison Hazelcast vs. Snowflake

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NameHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted in-memory data gridCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
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Score5.32
Rank#60  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score136.53
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitehazelcast.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationhazelcast.org/­imdg/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperHazelcastSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20082014
Current release5.3.6, November 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes 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.yes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesuser defined functions
Triggersyes infoEventsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoReplicated Mapyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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 controlRole-based access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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