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System Properties Comparison Lovefield vs. Snowflake vs. SQLite

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NameLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.23
Rank#286  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score96.42
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score135.44
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.snowflake.comwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperGoogleSnowflake Computing Inc.Dwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release201420142000
Current release2.1.12, February 20173.38.5  (6 May 2022), May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safarihostedserver-less
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyesyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
TriggersUsing read-only observersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infovia file-system locks
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 MemoryDBnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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