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DBMS > Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Graphite vs. Riak TS

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Graphite vs. Riak TS

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NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  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 WhisperRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KV
Primary database modelKey-value store
Wide column store
Time Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.16
Rank#90  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Score5.08
Rank#79  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score0.29
Rank#310  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtablegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-web
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsgraphite.readthedocs.iowww.tiot.jp/­riak-docs/­riak/­ts/­latest
DeveloperGoogleChris DavisOpen Source, formerly Basho Technologies
Initial release201520062015
Current release3.0.0, September 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonErlang
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoNumeric data onlyno
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnonorestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes, limited
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
HTTP API
Sockets
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoErlang
Triggersnonoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesnoneselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)noneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infolinks between datasets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsnono
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)nono

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