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System Properties Comparison Riak KV vs. Snowflake vs. STSdb

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NameRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesRelational DBMSKey-value store
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Score5.67
Rank#57  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score2.56
Rank#101  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#291  Overall
#48  Key-value stores
Websitebasho.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.snowflake.comstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperBasho TechnologiesSnowflake Computing Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release200920142011
Current release2.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageErlangC#
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
hostedWindows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.noyes
Secondary indexesrestrictedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC 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
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScript and Erlanguser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"yesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infolinks between data sets can be storedyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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