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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. OmniSci vs. QuestDB

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. OmniSci vs. QuestDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.A high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUsA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesWide column storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.88
Rank#187  Overall
#90  Relational DBMS
Score3.64
Rank#91  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score1.23
Rank#157  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score0.71
Rank#206  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputecloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.omnisci.comquestdb.io
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsdocs.omnisci.comquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperAlibabaGoogleMapD Technologies, Inc.QuestDB Limited
Initial release2016201520162014
Current release5.6, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
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Implementation languageC++ and CUDAJava
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinuxLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnononono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Supported programming languagesJavaC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Javanonono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding infoRound robinhorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
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 zonesMulti-source replicationConfigurable consistency for N replicas
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic single-row operationsnoACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyesyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Alibaba Cloud MaxComputeGoogle Cloud BigtableOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018QuestDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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