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System Properties Comparison Prometheus vs. Snowflake

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NamePrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source Time Series DBMS and monitoring systemCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score8.61
Rank#50  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score127.45
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websiteprometheus.iowww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationprometheus.io/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20152014
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlyyes
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.no infoImport of XML data possibleyes
Secondary indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby Federationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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