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System Properties Comparison RisingWave vs. Snowflake

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NameRisingWave  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed RDBMS for stream processing, wire-compatible with PostgreSQLCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.64
Rank#238  Overall
#110  Relational DBMS
Score130.36
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.risingwave.com/­databasewww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.risingwave.com/­docs/­current/­introdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperRisingWave LabsSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20222014
Current release1.2, September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
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Implementation languageRust
Server operating systemsDocker
Linux
macOS
hosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateStandard SQL-types and JSONyes
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 indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresUDFs in Python or Javauser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and RolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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