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This section compares Seafowl to some other adjacent and similar projects.

Seafowl's main purpose is delivering query results to your client-side visualizations, dashboards, reports and other data-driven applications, so this section mostly considers using other databases for this.

Click on the heading for each database to go to an in-depth comparison page for it.

Analytical SELECT features⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐☆⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
Performance for analytical queries☆☆☆⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐☆⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
Suitability for transactional queries⭐⭐⭐☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Read-write support✔️✔️✔️✔️
Query interfaceSQL, custom protocolSQL, in-memorySQL, REST, GraphQL over HTTPSQL over HTTP, JDBC, ODBCSQL over HTTP
UDF support✔️✔️✔️✔️
Infrastructure/licensing costs⭐⭐☆⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐☆☆☆⭐⭐⭐
Query result caching☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆⭐☆☆⭐⭐⭐
Suitability for deployment at the edge☆☆☆⭐☆☆⭐⭐☆☆☆☆⭐⭐⭐