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System Properties Comparison SAP IQ vs. Snowflake vs. SQLite

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NameSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.46
Rank#71  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score2.67
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score126.68
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlwww.snowflake.comwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­iqdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperSAP, formerly SybaseSnowflake Computing Inc.Dwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release199420142000
Current release16.1 SPS04, April 20193.33.0 (August 14, 2020), August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
hostedserver-less
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexeryesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSAP/Sybase Replication Serveryesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infovia file-system locks
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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