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System Properties Comparison Snowflake vs. SwayDB vs. TypeDB

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NameSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storageTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
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Score130.36
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#387  Overall
#61  Key-value stores
Score0.70
Rank#230  Overall
#20  Graph DBMS
#106  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.snowflake.comswaydb.simer.autypedb.com
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmltypedb.com/­docs
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.Simer PlahaVaticle
Initial release201420182016
Current release2.26.3, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0Open Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageScalaJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Kotlin
Scala
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesnoneSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic execution of operationsACID
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationnoyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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SnowflakeSwayDBTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsTypeDB is a polymorphic database with a conceptual data model, a strong subtyping...
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Competitive advantagesTypeDB provides a new level of expressivity, extensibility, interoperability, and...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache f or language drivers, and AGPL and Commercial for the database server. The...
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