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DBMS > OpenQM vs. Snowflake vs. TypeDB

System Properties Comparison OpenQM vs. Snowflake vs. TypeDB

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NameOpenQM infoalso called QM  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionQpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning, multi-value DBMSCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
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Score0.38
Rank#278  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Score125.38
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score1.01
Rank#202  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
#92  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-multivalue-application-development-platform/­rocket-open-qmwww.snowflake.comtypedb.com
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmltypedb.com/­docs
DeveloperRocket Software, originally Martin PhillipsSnowflake Computing Inc.Vaticle
Initial release199320142016
Current release3.4-122.26.3, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infowith some exceptionsyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languages.Net
Basic
C
Java
Objective C
PHP
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesyesSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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 controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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OpenQM infoalso called QMSnowflakeTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsTypeDB is a polymorphic database with a conceptual data model, a strong subtyping...
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Competitive advantagesTypeDB provides a new level of expressivity, extensibility, interoperability, and...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache f or language drivers, and AGPL and Commercial for the database server. The...
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