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System Properties Comparison Hypertable vs. Riak KV vs. Snowflake

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NameHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.07
Rank#67  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score23.19
Rank#30  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websiteriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperHypertable Inc.Basho TechnologiesSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200920092014
Current release0.9.8.11, March 20162.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Erlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Linux
OS X
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes
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 indexesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Thrift
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScript and Erlanguser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"yes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor on file system levelselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infolinks between data sets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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