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DBMS > Netezza vs. Snowflake vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison Netezza vs. Snowflake vs. SwayDB

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NameNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionData warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystemsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score18.65
Rank#33  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score2.67
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#317  Overall
#55  Key-value stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­netezzawww.snowflake.comswaydb.io
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperIBMSnowflake Computing Inc.Simer Plaha
Initial release200020142018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageScala
Server operating systemsLinux infoincluded in appliancehosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 SQLyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDAtomic execution of operations
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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Netezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBMSnowflakeSwayDB
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