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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Impala vs. NSDb

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Impala vs. NSDb

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.Analytic DBMS for HadoopScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of Kubernetes
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score0.50
Rank#240  Overall
#116  Relational DBMS
Score4.44
Rank#86  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#6  Wide column stores
Score17.79
Rank#40  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbcloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlnsdb.io
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlnsdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperAlibabaGoogleCloudera
Initial release201520132017
Current release4.0.0, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
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Implementation languageC++Java, Scala
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinuxLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, string
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.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
JDBC
ODBC
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCJava
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceno
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic single-row operationsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesUsing Apache Lucene
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberos
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