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System Properties Comparison Google BigQuery vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. Greenplum

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NameGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score60.38
Rank#19  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score4.47
Rank#76  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score8.37
Rank#48  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigquerycloud.google.com/­datastoregreenplum.org
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docscloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsdocs.greenplum.org
DeveloperGoogleGooglePivotal Software Inc.
Initial release201020082005
Current release7.0.0, September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, details hereyes
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 infosince Version 4.2
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (GQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin JavaScriptusing Google App Engineyes
TriggersnoCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using PaxosSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying dataACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsACID
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) on dataset, table or view level infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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