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System Properties Comparison Derby vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. JaguarDB vs. Snowflake

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NameDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Automatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformPerformant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.62
Rank#68  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score4.02
Rank#80  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score0.04
Rank#328  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Score30.05
Rank#27  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbycloud.google.com/­datastorewww.datajaguar.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docswww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationGoogleDataJaguar, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release1997200820152014
Current release10.15.2.0, March 20202.9.4 September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoGPL V3.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languages
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedLinuxhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, details hereyesyes
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.yesnonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (GQL)A subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Proceduresusing Google App Enginenouser defined functions
TriggersyesCallbacks using the Google Apps Enginenono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication using PaxosMulti-source replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnonono
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)rights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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Derby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDBGoogle Cloud DatastoreJaguarDBSnowflake
Specific characteristicsSQL support, group by, order by, join
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Competitive advantagesExtremely easy to scale-out (in seconds) 100,000 times faster
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Typical application scenariosIoT data, time series data, AI data. Any type of numerical data.
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Key customersQuantea, 2PiDay, Synqy, SinoLogistics, IIVI
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Market metricsAdvertising awareness, installed base, brand image, market share
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree-trial license, per-node license, and subscription license.
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