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System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. SingleStore vs. Snowflake

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table typeCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.44
Rank#272  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Score7.81
Rank#58  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Score110.15
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.kinetica.comwww.singlestore.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.singlestore.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperKineticaSingleStore Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201220132014
Current release7.1, August 20217.6, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC, C++C++, Go
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux info64 bit version requiredhosted
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infobut no triggers and foreign keysyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Cluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesuser 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 nodesShardingSharding infohash partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculationsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelFine grained access control via users, groups and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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KineticaSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLSnowflake
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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SingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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SingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Driving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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IEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Customers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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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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