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System Properties Comparison Snowflake vs. Weaviate vs. YugabyteDB

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NameSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning modelsHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score52.07
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#294  Overall
#15  Search engines
Score1.21
Rank#159  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
www.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.semi.technology/­developers/­weaviate/­currentdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.SeMI Technologies B.V.Yugabyte Inc.
Initial release201420172017
Current release1.0.3, January 20212.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate EnterpriseOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC and C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Data schemeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes, maps to GraphQL interfacedepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy referencesyes
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 indexesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesGraphQL is used as query languageyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesShardingHash and Range Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationOpenID Connect Discoveryyes
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