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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. HEAVY.AI vs. Lovefield vs. Tarantool vs. XTDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonTarantool  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  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.A high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptIn-memory database with an integrated application serverA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelKey-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS infowith Tarantool/GIS extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.26
Rank#86  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#6  Wide column stores
Score1.29
Rank#153  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#283  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score1.34
Rank#151  Overall
#28  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#50  Document stores
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtablegithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
google.github.io/­lovefieldwww.tarantool.iogithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsdocs.heavy.aigithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdwww.tarantool.io/­en/­docxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogleHEAVY.AI, Inc.GoogleMail.ru GroupJuxt Ltd.
Initial release20152016201420082019
Current release5.10, January 20222.1.12, February 20172.4.2, July 20201.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSDOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageC++ and CUDAJavaScriptC and C++Clojure
Server operating systemshostedLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariBSD
Linux
macOS
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free, schema definition possibleschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesstring, double, decimal, uuid, integer, blob, booleanyes, extensible-data-notation format
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesnonoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternFull-featured ANSI SQL supportlimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
Open binary protocolHTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Rust
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoLua, C and SQL stored proceduresno
TriggersnonoUsing read-only observersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoRound robinnoneHash sharding based on virtual bucketsnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesMulti-source replicationnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes, with SQLno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsnoACIDACID, read commitedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes, cooperative multitaskingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes, regular snapshots on disk, write ahead loggingyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infousing MemoryDByes, full featured in-memory storage engine with persistence
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
Google Cloud BigtableHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022LovefieldTarantoolXTDB infoformerly named Crux
Specific characteristicsOptimizes memory and compute layers to deliver unprecedented performance. Natively...
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Competitive advantagesOnly HEAVY.AI allows users to visually and interactively discover high-value patterns,...
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Typical application scenariosAdvanced analytics, geospatial and time-series analytics, accelerated data science,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHEAVY.AI Free (Free Forever), Foundations ($2k/month), and Enterprise Licensure (Inquire...
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