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System Properties Comparison Google BigQuery vs. Greenplum

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NameGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesAnalytic 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 DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score61.90
Rank#19  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score9.23
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigquerygreenplum.org
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docsdocs.greenplum.org
DeveloperGooglePivotal Software Inc.
Initial release20102005
Current release7.0.0, September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.noyes infosince Version 4.2
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin JavaScriptyes
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) on dataset, table or view level infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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