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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Apache Kylin vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Apache Kylin vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. Snowflake

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.A stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database serviceA distributed analytics engine for big data, providing a SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) and leveraging the Hadoop stackAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
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Score0.64
Rank#215  Overall
#105  Relational DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#270  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score1.35
Rank#146  Overall
#71  Relational DBMS
Score4.44
Rank#79  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score71.03
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbwww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbkylin.apache.orgcloud.google.com/­datastorewww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmkylin.apache.org/­docscloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAlibabaAlibabaApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncGoogleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201520082014
Current release3.1.0, July 2020
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 systemshostedhostedLinuxhostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyesyes, details hereyes
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.yesnononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)SQL-like query language (GQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
HTTP RESTJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
Java.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnousing Google App Engineuser defined functions
TriggersyesnoCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replication using Paxosyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsACID
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.yesnononono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess managed on TSDB instance levelAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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