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DBMS > Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Graphite vs. PostGIS

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Graphite vs. PostGIS

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NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.Data logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.58
Rank#88  Overall
#7  Wide column stores
Score4.64
Rank#78  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score30.77
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtablegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webpostgis.net
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsgraphite.readthedocs.iopostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperGoogleChris Davis
Initial release201520062005
Current release3.1.1, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languagePythonC
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoNumeric data onlyyes
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
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
HTTP API
Sockets
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)noneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infolockingyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)noyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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