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System Properties Comparison Snowflake vs. TerarkDB

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NameSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
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Score26.46
Rank#29  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#321  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websitewww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.Terark
Initial release20142016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.yesno
Secondary indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 authenticationno

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