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System Properties Comparison SingleStore vs. Snowflake

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NameSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table typeCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score6.66
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score76.82
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.singlestore.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.singlestore.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperSingleStore Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20132014
Current release7.6, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, Go
Server operating systemsLinux info64 bit version requiredhosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut no triggers and foreign keysyes
APIs and other access methodsCluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesBash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infohash partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculationsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained access control via users, groups and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
SingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLSnowflake
Specific characteristicsSingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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Competitive advantagesSingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosDriving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersIEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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18 January 2022, thenewstack.io

Real-time database platform SingleStore raises $80M more, now at a $940M valuation
8 September 2021, TechCrunch

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8 September 2021, VentureBeat

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