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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. HEAVY.AI vs. Lovefield 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 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 JavaScriptA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelKey-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score4.49
Rank#84  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#6  Wide column stores
Score1.30
Rank#149  Overall
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.20
Rank#290  Overall
#136  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#356  Overall
#47  Document stores
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtablegithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
google.github.io/­lovefieldgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsdocs.heavy.aigithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogleHEAVY.AI, Inc.GoogleJuxt Ltd.
Initial release2015201620142019
Current release5.10, January 20222.1.12, February 20171.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++ and CUDAJavaScriptClojure
Server operating systemshostedLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariAll OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes, 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.nononono
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternlimited 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
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
JavaScriptClojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononono
TriggersnonoUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoRound robinnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesMulti-source replicationnoneyes, 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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes, 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 MemoryDB
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-standardno
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Google Cloud BigtableHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022LovefieldXTDB 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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