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DBMS > Snowflake vs. SpaceTime vs. Teradata Aster

System Properties Comparison Snowflake vs. SpaceTime vs. Teradata Aster

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NameSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.Platform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score127.45
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#395  Overall
#8  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.snowflake.comwww.mireo.com/­spacetime
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.MireoTeradata
Initial release201420202005
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
Data schemeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
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.yesnoyes infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implementedyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoR packages
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesFixed-grid hypercubesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesReal-time block device replication (DRBD)yes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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