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DBMS > MonetDB vs. Snowflake vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison MonetDB vs. Snowflake vs. SpaceTime

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NameMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA relational database management system that stores data in columnsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score1.72
Rank#141  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score130.36
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#392  Overall
#8  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.monetdb.orgwww.snowflake.comwww.mireo.com/­spacetime
Technical documentationwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperMonetDB BVSnowflake Computing Inc.Mireo
Initial release200420142020
Current releaseDec2023 (11.49), December 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in SQL, C, Ruser defined functionsno
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding via remote tablesyesFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusyesReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationyes

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