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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. InterSystems IRIS

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSA 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.A containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalability
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.12
Rank#166  Overall
#83  Relational DBMS
Score3.06
Rank#94  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Score1.70
Rank#134  Overall
#22  Document stores
#25  Key-value stores
#3  Object oriented DBMS
#65  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comcloud.google.com/­spannerwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iris
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualscloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.cls
DeveloperAltibaseGoogleInterSystems
Initial release199920172018
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 20212020.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
hostedAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92yes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsnoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.Source-replica replication
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoStrict serializable isolationACID
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)yes
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