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System Properties Comparison Snowflake vs. Splunk vs. Teradata

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NameSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataAnalytics Platform for Big DataA hybrid cloud data analytics software platform (Teradata Vantage)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score2.59
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score89.91
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Score76.78
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.snowflake.comwww.splunk.comwww.teradata.com
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunkdocs.teradata.com
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.Splunk Inc.Teradata
Initial release201420031984
Current releaseTeradata Vantage 1.0 MU2, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Linux
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.yesyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infoJoin-index to prejoin tables, aggregate index, sparse index, hash index
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commandsyes infoSQL 2016 + extensions
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST.NET Client API
HTTP REST
JDBC
JMS Adapter
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Cobol
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
Perl
PL/1
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesyes infoUDFs, stored procedures, table functions in parallel
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesShardingSharding infoHashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searchingACID
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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