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System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. Snowflake vs. SQream DB

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSQream DB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsCloud-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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Score0.47
Rank#246  Overall
#117  Relational DBMS
Score103.50
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#227  Overall
#109  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 release7.1, August 20212021.2, September 2021
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, Java, Scala
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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KineticaSnowflakeSQream DB
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Due to exponentially growing data, organizations today are facing slowdowns, with...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Much faster time to insight Analyze significantly more data Achieve previously unobtainable...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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What can you do with 100x faster SQL analytics? Better and more timely decision making...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Some of our customers include: LG Uplus, AIS (Advanced Info Service), ACL Mobile,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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News

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8 September 2022

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8 September 2022

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8 September 2022

SQream and Hitachi Vantara Announce Partnership
8 September 2022

Hitachi Vantara says SQream if you want your data to go faster
8 September 2022

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