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System Properties Comparison Rockset vs. Snowflake

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NameRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.01
Rank#201  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score125.38
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websiterockset.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationrockset.com/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperRocksetSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20192014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datedynamic typingyes
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 infoingestion from XML files supportedyes
Secondary indexesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
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 nodesAutomatic shardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate 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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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