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System Properties Comparison Rockset vs. Snowflake vs. XTDB

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NameRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  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 dataA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.99
Rank#207  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score114.77
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#314  Overall
#45  Document stores
Websiterockset.comwww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.rockset.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperRocksetSnowflake Computing Inc.Juxt Ltd.
Initial release201920142019
Current release1.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageC++Clojure
Server operating systemshostedhostedAll OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datedynamic typingyesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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 supportedyesno
Secondary indexesall fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsyeslimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic shardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesyes, each node contains all data
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 integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
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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