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System Properties Comparison GigaSpaces InsightEdge vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. Microsoft Access vs. SAP IQ

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NameGigaSpaces InsightEdge  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsA 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.Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.52
Rank#232  Overall
#36  Document stores
#13  Object oriented DBMS
Score2.57
Rank#103  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score116.72
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score4.61
Rank#74  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gigaspaces.comcloud.google.com/­spannerwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesshelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperGigaspaces TechnologiesGoogleMicrosoftSAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release2000201719921994
Current release15.5, September 20201902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201916.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
hostedWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
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.no infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatanono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-99 for query and DML statementsyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011yes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
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
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Triggersyes, event driven architecturenoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Multi-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.noneSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsyes infousing Google Cloud DataflownoHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoStrict serializable isolationACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)no infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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GigaSpaces InsightEdgeGoogle Cloud SpannerMicrosoft AccessSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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