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System Properties Comparison GeoMesa vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. searchxml

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NameGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.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.DBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
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Score0.80
Rank#200  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score4.31
Rank#88  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#23  Search engines
Websitewww.geomesa.orgcloud.google.com/­spannerwww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docswww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
DeveloperCCRi and othersGoogleinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release201420172015
Current release3.2.0, April 20211.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScalaC++
Server operating systemshostedWindows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011no
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoon the application server
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesdepending on storage layerShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesdepending on storage layerMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.yes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layerImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoStrict serializable isolationmultiple readers, single writer
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.depending on storage layernono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Domain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services

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