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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. Memcached

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexA 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.In-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score12.32
Rank#46  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score3.68
Rank#92  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Score24.95
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websiteclickhouse.techcloud.google.com/­spannerwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationclickhouse.tech/­docscloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperClickhouse Inc.GoogleDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release201620172003
Current releasev22.4.5.9-stable, May 20221.6.15, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQLyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011no
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
JDBC
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
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
Go info3rd party library
Java info3rd party library
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party library
Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
Perl info3rd party library
PHP info3rd party library
Python info3rd party library
R info3rd party library
Ruby info3rd party library
Scala info3rd party library
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.none infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
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 persistentyesyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)yes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol

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