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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Lovefield vs. Splice Machine

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NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  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.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptOpen-Source SQL RDBMS for Operational and Analytical use cases with native Machine Learning, powered by Hadoop and Spark
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.63
Rank#89  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score0.27
Rank#275  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Score0.86
Rank#185  Overall
#89  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtablegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldsplicemachine.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddoc.splicemachine.com
DeveloperGoogleGoogleSplice Machine
Initial release201520142014
Current release2.1.12, February 20173.1, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPL 3.0, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
JDBC
Native Spark Datasource
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScriptC#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoJava
TriggersnoUsing read-only observersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShared Nothhing Auto-Sharding, Columnar Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoYes, via Full Spark Integration
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 integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, 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.noyes infousing MemoryDByes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)noAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard
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