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DBMS > Snowflake vs. Spark SQL vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison Snowflake vs. Spark SQL vs. Transbase

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NameSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score46.54
Rank#23  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score20.56
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score0.28
Rank#273  Overall
#126  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.snowflake.comspark.apache.org/­sqlwww.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmlwww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.Apache Software FoundationTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release201420141987
Current release3.1.1, March 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageScalaC and C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yesyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Python
R
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoyes
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneSource-replica replication
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 integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoyes
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 authenticationnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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