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DBMS > Kinetica vs. Rockset vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. Rockset vs. Snowflake

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
Search engine
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Score0.64
Rank#236  Overall
#109  Relational DBMS
Score0.79
Rank#211  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score121.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.kinetica.comrockset.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.kinetica.comdocs.rockset.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperKineticaRocksetSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201220192014
Current release7.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
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Implementation languageC, C++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesdynamic typingyes
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.nono infoingestion from XML files supportedyes
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP RESTCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnouser defined functions
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangenono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic shardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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.yes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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