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DBMS > Lovefield vs. Netezza vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Lovefield vs. Netezza vs. Snowflake

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NameLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptData warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystemsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.34
Rank#254  Overall
#116  Relational DBMS
Score18.65
Rank#33  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score2.67
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­netezzawww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperGoogleIBMSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201420002014
Current release2.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux infoincluded in appliancehosted
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesuser defined functions
TriggersUsing read-only observersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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