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System Properties Comparison Derby vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. SpaceTime

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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 comparisonSpaceTime  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 PlatformSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score5.30
Rank#66  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score4.49
Rank#79  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#396  Overall
#8  Spatial DBMS
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbycloud.google.com/­datastorewww.mireo.com/­spacetime
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationGoogleMireo
Initial release199720082020
Current release10.17.1.0, November 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, details hereyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (GQL)A subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsJDBCgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Proceduresusing Google App Engineno
TriggersyesCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication using PaxosReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
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 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.Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of Transactionsno
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.yesnono
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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