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DBMS > Google Cloud Bigtable vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Newts

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Newts

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NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  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.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBTime Series DBMS based on Cassandra
Primary database modelKey-value store
Wide column store
Document storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.44
Rank#86  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#6  Wide column stores
Score3.26
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantopennms.github.io/­newts
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docscloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wiki
DeveloperGoogleIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014OpenNMS Group
Initial release201520102014
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageErlangJava
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes
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 indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP REST
Java API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsno infoatomic operations within a document possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
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 rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users can be defined per databaseno

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