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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Snowflake vs. SQLite

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NameIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing serviceCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.37
Rank#160  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Score130.36
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score111.41
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2/­warehousewww.snowflake.comwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperIBMSnowflake Computing Inc.Dwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release201420142000
Current release3.46.0  (23 May 2024), May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedhostedserver-less
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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 possibleyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPL/SQL, SQL PLuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate 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 infovia file-system locks
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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