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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Memcached

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NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  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.In-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.55
Rank#87  Overall
#7  Wide column stores
Score25.34
Rank#30  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.memcached.org
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperGoogleDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release20152003
Current release1.6.9, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono
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.no
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)yes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol

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