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DBMS > Snowflake vs. Splunk vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison Snowflake vs. Splunk vs. TerminusDB

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NameSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataAnalytics Platform for Big DataScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score96.42
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score95.56
Rank#14  Overall
#2  Search engines
Score0.12
Rank#309  Overall
#28  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.snowflake.comwww.splunk.comterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunkterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.Splunk Inc.DataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201420032018
Current release10.0.21, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageProlog, Rust
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commandsSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP RESTOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesyes
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesShardingGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replicationJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual 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 infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationAccess rights for users and rolesRole-based access control

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