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DBMS > Ignite vs. SAP IQ vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Ignite vs. SAP IQ vs. Snowflake

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NameIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infocolumn-orientedRelational DBMS
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Score3.64
Rank#89  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
#48  Relational DBMS
Score3.27
Rank#96  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score123.20
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websiteignite.apache.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationapacheignite.readme.io/­docshelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_IQdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationSAP, formerly SybaseSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201519942014
Current releaseApache Ignite 2.616.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC++, Java, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
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.yesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yesuser defined functions
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)yesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexeryes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)SAP/Sybase Replication Serveryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)Hadoop integrationno
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 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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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