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DBMS > RocksDB vs. Sequoiadb vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison RocksDB vs. Sequoiadb vs. Snowflake

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NameRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSequoiadb  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)NewSQL database with distributed OLTP and SQLCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.00
Rank#84  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Score0.48
Rank#260  Overall
#41  Document stores
#121  Relational DBMS
Score123.20
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websiterocksdb.orgwww.sequoiadb.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikiwww.sequoiadb.com/­en/­index.php?m=Files&a=indexdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.Sequoiadb Ltd.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201320132014
Current release8.11.4, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoServer: AGPL; Client: Apache V2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infooid, date, timestamp, binary, regexyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Java API
proprietary protocol using JSONCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
PHP
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScriptuser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesDocument is locked during a transactionACID
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple password-based access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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