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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Google Cloud Spanner

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesRelational DBMS
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Score0.36
Rank#225  Overall
#105  Relational DBMS
Score2.24
Rank#108  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputecloud.google.com/­spanner
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docs
DeveloperAlibabaGoogle
Initial release20162017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
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Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
Supported programming languagesJavaGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Javano
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMaster-Master replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrity
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoStrict serializable isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)
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Alibaba Cloud MaxComputeGoogle Cloud Spanner
Specific characteristicsCloud Spanner is the only enterprise-grade, globally-distributed, and strongly consistent...
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Competitive advantagesNo compromises Most databases today require making trade-offs between scale and consistency....
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Typical application scenariosFinancial trading, insurance, global call centers, supply-chain management and manufacturing,...
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Key customersMarketo , Optiva , Evernote , Mixpanel , Google
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