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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Apache Phoenix vs. Google BigQuery vs. Google Cloud Bigtable

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Apache Phoenix vs. Google BigQuery vs. Google Cloud Bigtable

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.MaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Wide column store
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Score0.41
Rank#256  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Score0.57
Rank#225  Overall
#107  Relational DBMS
Score2.97
Rank#106  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score50.03
Rank#24  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score4.84
Rank#80  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
#6  Wide column stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbwww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputephoenix.apache.orgcloud.google.com/­bigquerycloud.google.com/­bigtable
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmphoenix.apache.orgcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docscloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docs
DeveloperAlibabaAlibabaApache Software FoundationGoogleGoogle
Initial release2016201420102015
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnoyesyes
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Unix
Windows
hostedhosted
Data schemeyesyesyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesno
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.yesnononono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Fluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
JDBCRESTful HTTP/JSON APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
JavaC
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions infoin Javauser defined functionsuser defined functions infoin JavaScriptno
Triggersyesnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Internal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zones
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesHadoop integrationnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDno infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying dataAtomic single-row operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and rolesAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) on dataset, table or view level infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)
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