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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Apache Kylin vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. Snowflake vs. XTDB

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Apache Kylin vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. Snowflake vs. XTDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA 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 dataA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
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
Score0.02
Rank#339  Overall
#48  Document stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbkylin.apache.orgcloud.google.com/­datastorewww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmkylin.apache.org/­docscloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperAlibabaApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncGoogleSnowflake Computing Inc.Juxt Ltd.
Initial release2015200820142019
Current release3.1.0, July 20201.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialcommercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaClojure
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhostedhostedAll OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyes, details hereyesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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.nononoyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)SQL-like query language (GQL)yeslimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnousing Google App Engineuser defined functionsno
TriggersnoCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using Paxosyesyes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate 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 integritynoyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nononono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess 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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