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DBMS > Google Cloud Bigtable vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Lovefield vs. OmniSci

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Lovefield vs. OmniSci

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NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  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.Cloud-based data warehousing serviceEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardware
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score3.63
Rank#91  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score1.93
Rank#124  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#269  Overall
#124  Relational DBMS
Score1.26
Rank#154  Overall
#75  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldgithub.com/­omnisci/­omniscidb
www.omnisci.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.omnisci.com
DeveloperGoogleIBMGoogleMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release2015201420142016
Current release2.1.12, February 20175.6, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemshostedhostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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.nono infoImport/export of XML data possiblenono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
JavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoPL/SQL, SQL PLnono
TriggersnoyesUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesyesnoneMulti-source replication
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 integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infousing MemoryDByes
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-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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