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DBMS > SAP IQ vs. Snowflake vs. TDSQL for MySQL

System Properties Comparison SAP IQ vs. Snowflake vs. TDSQL for MySQL

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NameSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTDSQL for MySQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA high-performance distributed database management system with features such as automatic sharding, intelligent operation and maintenance, elastic scalability without downtime, and enterprise-grade security. It is highly compatible with MySQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.72
Rank#84  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score110.15
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score0.80
Rank#228  Overall
#108  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlwww.snowflake.comintl.cloud.tencent.com/­product/­dcdb
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­iqdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlintl.cloud.tencent.com/­product/­dcdb#m_developer
DeveloperSAP, formerly SybaseSnowflake Computing Inc.Tencent
Initial release199420142013
Current release16.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
hostedhosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsyes
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 MultiplexeryesAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSAP/Sybase Replication ServeryesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationUsers with fine-grained authorization concept

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