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System Properties Comparison Snowflake vs. SWC-DB

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NameSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
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Score76.82
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#309  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitewww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.Alex Kashirin
Initial release20142020
Current release0.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
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.yesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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