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DBMS > EXASOL vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J vs. SwayDB

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.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.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF storeKey-value store
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Score3.89
Rank#83  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score2.85
Rank#99  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#350  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#221  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score0.10
Rank#313  Overall
#48  Key-value stores
Websitewww.exasol.comcloud.google.com/­spannerwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaserdf4j.orgswaydb.io
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­resourcescloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsdocs.circonus.com/­irondbrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperExasolGoogleCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Simer Plaha
Initial release20002017201720042018
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaScala
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesno
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011SQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)nono
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoyes, in Luayesno
Triggersyesnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.configurable replication factor, datacenter awarenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoStrict serializable isolationnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)nonono

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