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DBMS > Kinetica vs. Snowflake vs. SQream DB

System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. Snowflake vs. SQream DB

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSQream DB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataa GPU-based, columnar RDBMS for big data analytics workloads
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.74
Rank#204  Overall
#102  Relational DBMS
Score34.75
Rank#26  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score0.70
Rank#209  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.kinetica.comwww.snowflake.comsqream.com
Technical documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.sqream.com
DeveloperKineticaSnowflake Computing Inc.SQream Technologies
Initial release201220142014
Current release6.02020.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC, C++C++, CUDA, Haskell
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes, ANSI Standard SQL Types
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functions in Python
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyeshorizontal and vertical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyesnone
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 configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
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.yes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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