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System Properties Comparison MemSQL vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. Snowflake

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NameMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageKey-value store based on Berkeley DB Java EditionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.01
Rank#62  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score4.17
Rank#79  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
Score2.67
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.memsql.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­nosql/­index.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.memsql.comdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­NOSQL/­index.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperMemSQL Inc.OracleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201320112014
Current release7.1.7, August 202019.5, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache V2 for Community Edition, proprietary license for Enterprise Editioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux info64 bit version requiredLinux
Solaris SPARC/x86
hosted
Data schemeyesoptional, scheme definition possible with AVRO or in 'table-style'yes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptionalyes
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 SQLyes, but no triggers and foreign keysSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesBash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnouser defined functions
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationElectable source-replica replication per shardyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency only within each nodeEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)ACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
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.yesyes infooff heap cacheno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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MemSQLOracle NoSQLSnowflake
Specific characteristicsOracle NoSQL Database is a scalable , distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide...
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Competitive advantagesData can be modeled as relational-database-style tables, JSON documents, RDF Triples...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things where large volume of data needs to be stored and processed very...
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Key customersLarge credit card company Airbus NTT Docomo Global rewards company
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Market metricsOracle NoSQL Database is used by hundreds of companies around the world. Oracle NoSQL...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition can be purchased under the Oracle Commercial...
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