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DBMS > Snowflake vs. Splice Machine vs. VoltDB

System Properties Comparison Snowflake vs. Splice Machine vs. VoltDB

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NameSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataOpen-Source SQL RDBMS for Operational and Analytical use cases with native Machine Learning, powered by Hadoop and SparkDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score130.36
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.54
Rank#252  Overall
#115  Relational DBMS
Score1.47
Rank#157  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.snowflake.comsplicemachine.comwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlsplicemachine.com/­how-it-worksdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.Splice MachineVoltDB Inc.
Initial release201420142010
Current release3.1, March 202111.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaJava, C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X infofor development
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
Native Spark Datasource
ODBC
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
R
Scala
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoJavaJava
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesShared Nothhing Auto-Sharding, Columnar PartitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoYes, via Full Spark Integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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