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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. Sphinx

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database serviceA 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.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.31
Rank#268  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score3.46
Rank#92  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Score8.03
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbcloud.google.com/­spannersphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAlibabaGoogleSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20172001
Current release3.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesno
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 indexesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowno
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 integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoStrict serializable isolationno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess managed on TSDB instance levelAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)no

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