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DBMS > Kinetica vs. Snowflake vs. WakandaDB

System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. Snowflake vs. WakandaDB

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonWakandaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataWakandaDB is embedded in a server that provides a REST API and a server-side javascript engine to access data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSObject oriented DBMS
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Score0.74
Rank#202  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Score76.82
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#323  Overall
#18  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.kinetica.comwww.snowflake.comwakanda.github.io
Technical documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldoc.wakanda.org/­home2.en.html#/­Datastore/­Introduction.200-588937.en.html
DeveloperKineticaSnowflake Computing Inc.Wakanda SAS
Initial release201220142012
Current release7.1, August 20212.7.0 (AprilĀ 29, 2019), 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoAGPLv3, extended commercial license available
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++, JavaScript
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyes
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesnone
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 integrityyesyes
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 RAMnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationyes
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KineticaSnowflakeWakandaDB
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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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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