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DBMS > RocksDB vs. Snowflake vs. Teradata Aster

System Properties Comparison RocksDB vs. Snowflake vs. Teradata Aster

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NameRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataPlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score4.52
Rank#83  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score127.45
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websiterocksdb.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikidocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.Teradata
Initial release201320142005
Current release8.10.0, December 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSDcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)Flexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.noyesyes infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Java API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsR packages
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACID
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 controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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