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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. IRONdb

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. IRONdb

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparison
IRONdb seems to be discontinued. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines Ranking.
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value store
Wide column store
Time Series DBMS
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Score0.24
Rank#310  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score3.58
Rank#92  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storecloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.circonus.com/solutions/time-series-database/
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­en/­tablestorecloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsdocs.circonus.com/irondb/category/getting-started
DeveloperAlibabaGoogleCirconus LLC.
Initial release201620152017
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes, in Lua
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per node
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 zonesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
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 consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsAtomic single-row operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)no

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