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DBMS > Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Riak KV vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Riak KV vs. Snowflake

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NameOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used in-process key-value storeDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Key-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.94
Rank#102  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Score6.50
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score71.03
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleBasho TechnologiesSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release199420092014
Current release18.1.40, May 20202.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infocommercial license availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)Erlang
Server operating systemsAIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Linux
OS X
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes
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.yes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML editionnoyes
Secondary indexesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availablenoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScript and Erlanguser defined functions
Triggersyes infoonly for the SQL APIyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"yes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infolinks between data sets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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