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System Properties Comparison Infobright vs. Linter vs. Snowflake

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NameInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonLinter  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendRDBMS for high security requirementsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.07
Rank#177  Overall
#84  Relational DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#316  Overall
#144  Relational DBMS
Score103.50
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websiteignitetech.com/­softwarelibrary/­infobrightdblinter.ru/­enwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.relex.ru/­enSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200519902014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageCC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
AIX
Android
BSD
HP Open VMS
iOS
Linux
OS X
VxWorks
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
LINQ
ODBC
OLE DB
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Ruby
Tcl
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoproprietary syntax with the possibility to convert from PL/SQLuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replicationyes
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 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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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