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DBMS > SAP IQ vs. SiriDB vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison SAP IQ vs. SiriDB vs. Snowflake

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NameSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonSiriDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsOpen Source Time Series DBMSCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score5.46
Rank#71  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#318  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score2.67
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlsiridb.netwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­iqdocs.siridb.netdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperSAP, formerly SybaseTransceptor TechnologySnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release199420172014
Current release16.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linuxhosted
Data schemeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoNumeric datayes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnouser defined functions
Triggersyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ MultiplexerShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSAP/Sybase Replication Serveryesyes
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 integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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