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DBMS > MySQL vs. Snowflake vs. SWC-DB

System Properties Comparison MySQL vs. Snowflake vs. SWC-DB

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NameMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMSCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIRelational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1211.52
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score64.19
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitewww.mysql.comwww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­docdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunSnowflake Computing Inc.Alex Kashirin
Initial release199520142020
Current release8.0.27, October 20210.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntaxuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyesyes
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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