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System Properties Comparison Geode vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. Microsoft Azure AI Search

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NameGeode  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure AI Search  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesA 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.Search-as-a-service for web and mobile app development
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS
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Score2.76
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score3.82
Rank#95  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score6.00
Rank#67  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitegeode.apache.orgcloud.google.com/­spannerazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­search
Technical documentationgeode.apache.org/­docscloud.google.com/­spanner/­docslearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­search
DeveloperOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.GoogleMicrosoft
Initial release200220172015
Current release1.1, February 2017V1
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredhostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (OQL)yes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011no
APIs and other access methodsJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC (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
Supported programming languages.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.yes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate 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 datayes, on a single nodeACID infoStrict serializable isolationno
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 controlAccess rights per client and object definableAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)yes infousing Azure authentication

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