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System Properties Comparison Derby vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. Heroic vs. Newts vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

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NameDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.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.Time Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchTime Series DBMS based on CassandraLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structures
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score5.17
Rank#78  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Score3.68
Rank#92  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#285  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score3.68
Rank#91  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbycloud.google.com/­spannerspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexopennms.github.io/­newtswww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.html
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wiki
DeveloperApache Software FoundationGoogleSpotifyOpenNMS GroupSybase, SAP
Initial release19972017201420141993
Current release10.15.2.0, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.yesnononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011nonoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
HTTP REST
Java API
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaDelphi
Perl
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Proceduresnononoyes
Triggersyesnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingSharding infobased on Cassandranone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.yesselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoStrict serializable isolationnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnononono infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configured
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)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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