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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 warehouse vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Snowflake

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NameIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing serviceRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.37
Rank#110  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score5.83
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score3.29
Rank#86  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousewww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperIBMSAP infoformerly SybaseSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201419922014
Current release17, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
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.no infoImport/export of XML data possibleyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPL/SQL, SQL PLyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perluser defined functions
Triggersyesyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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