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DBMS > Hypertable vs. SAP HANA vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Hypertable vs. SAP HANA vs. Snowflake

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NameHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  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 HadoopIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score52.08
Rank#24  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score106.72
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­hanadocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperHypertable Inc.SAPSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200920102014
Current release0.9.8.11, March 20162.0 SPS05 (June 26, 2020), June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoalso available as a cloud based serviceyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Appliance or cloud-servicehosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 scansyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoSQLScript, Ruser defined functions
Triggersnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor on file system levelyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
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 controlnoyesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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