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System Properties Comparison Snowflake vs. Teradata vs. TerminusDB

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NameSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA hybrid cloud data analytics software platform (Teradata Vantage)Scalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score130.36
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score44.87
Rank#22  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#316  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.snowflake.comwww.teradata.comterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.teradata.comterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.TeradataDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201419842018
Current releaseTeradata Vantage 1.0 MU2, January 201911.0.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageProlog, Rust
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Linux
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 infoJoin-index to prejoin tables, aggregate index, sparse index, hash index
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoSQL 2016 + extensionsSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
HTTP REST
JDBC
JMS Adapter
ODBC
OLE DB
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Cobol
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
Perl
PL/1
Python
R
Ruby
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoUDFs, stored procedures, table functions in parallelyes
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesSharding infoHashingGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Journaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control

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