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System Properties Comparison Kdb+ vs. Snowflake vs. Trafodion

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NameKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.50
Rank#58  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score2.24
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score0.42
Rank#218  Overall
#104  Relational DBMS
Websitekx.comwww.snowflake.comtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationcode.kx.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmltrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSnowflake Computing Inc.Apache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320142014
Current release3.6, May 20182.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageqC++, Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (q)yesyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsJava Stored Procedures
Triggersyes infowith viewsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyesyes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
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 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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Kdb+SnowflakeTrafodion
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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