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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. DolphinDB vs. Google Cloud Spanner

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonDolphinDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsDolphinDB is a high performance Time Series DBMS. It is integrated with an easy-to-use fully featured programming language and a high-volume high-velocity streaming analytics system. It offers operational simplicity, scalability, fault tolerance, and concurrency.A 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 DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score19.03
Rank#34  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score4.23
Rank#82  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score2.89
Rank#105  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.dolphindb.comcloud.google.com/­spanner
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.dolphindb.cn/­en/­help200/­index.htmlcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docs
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)DolphinDB, IncGoogle
Initial release201220182017
Current releasev2.00.4, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community version availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesrestrictedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardSQL-like query languageyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
JSON over HTTP
Kafka
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
OPC DA
OPC UA
RabbitMQ
WebSocket
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
MatLab
Python
R
Rust
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonyesno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnoyes 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 dataACIDyesACID infoStrict serializable isolation
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAdministrators, Users, GroupsAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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