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System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. Ehcache vs. Google Cloud Spanner

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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsA 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 DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Key-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.67
Rank#97  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score7.23
Rank#55  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score2.81
Rank#95  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgwww.ehcache.orgcloud.google.com/­spanner
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designwww.ehcache.org/­documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGGoogle
Initial release201220092017
Current release0.21.0, April 20213.8.1, September 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
All OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-freeyes
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingnoyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JCachegRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
JavaGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnoyes infoCache Event Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedSharding infoby using Terracotta ServerSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyes infoby using Terracotta ServerMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes 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 datanoyes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourceACID infoStrict serializable isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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