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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. Interbase vs. RDF4J

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  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.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.89
Rank#89  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score2.13
Rank#111  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score6.55
Rank#53  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#223  Overall
#11  RDF stores
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productscloud.google.com/­spannerwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbaserdf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcescloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperExasolGoogleEmbarcaderoSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2000201719842004
Current releaseInterBase 2017, March 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageCJava
Server operating systemshostedAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nonono infoexport as XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011yesno
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
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Java 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++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-Master replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.Interbase Change Viewsnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoStrict serializable isolationACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
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)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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