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NameSnowflake
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Database modelRelational DBMS
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Score0.59
Rank#162  Overall
#82  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.snowflake.net
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyes
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.yes
SQL infoSupport of (almost entire) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)yes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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Snowflake
Specific characteristics

Snowflake is the only data warehouse built for the cloud. Snowflake delivers the performance, concurrency and simplicity needed to store and analyze all of an organization’s data in one location. Snowflake’s technology combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms and the elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions.

Competitive advantages

Snowflake was designed from the start for the cloud, with a unique architecture that makes it possible to bring together diverse data in a single solution that can scale on-the-fly to handle any volume of data, workload, and users with consistently great performance. Snowflake delivers all that in a zero-management service that eliminates manual administration and tuning.

Licensing and pricing models

Snowflake is a cloud service with usage-based pricing: customers pay for the amount of data stored in Snowflake and the number of processing hours used for queries.

3rd party products and services

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