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System Properties Comparison Snowflake vs. VoltDB

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NameSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score2.59
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score1.93
Rank#125  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.snowflake.comwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.VoltDB Inc.
Initial release20142010
Current release9.0, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageJava, C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsJava
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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 infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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