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System Properties Comparison Google BigQuery vs. Greenplum vs. InfinityDB

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NameGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  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.A Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interface
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score50.03
Rank#24  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score13.33
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#355  Overall
#55  Key-value stores
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigquerygreenplum.orgboilerbay.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docsdocs.greenplum.orgboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manual
DeveloperGooglePivotal Software Inc.Boiler Bay Inc.
Initial release201020052002
Current release6.7.1, April 20204.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinuxAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesyesyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgrade
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arrays
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 4.2no
Secondary indexesnoyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capability
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
Supported programming languages.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin JavaScriptyesno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZED
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capability
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying dataACIDACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loads
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)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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