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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Netezza vs. PostGIS vs. SiriDB vs. XTDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSiriDB  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.Data warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystemsSpatial extension of PostgreSQLOpen Source Time Series DBMSA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelKey-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMSSpatial DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.24
Rank#80  Overall
#12  Key-value stores
#6  Wide column stores
Score17.27
Rank#40  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score30.78
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.13
Rank#352  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#336  Overall
#49  Document stores
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.ibm.com/­products/­netezzapostgis.netsiridb.comgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docspostgis.net/­documentationdocs.siridb.comxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogleIBMCesbitJuxt Ltd.
Initial release20152000200520172019
Current release3.2.1, February 20221.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageCCClojure
Server operating systemshostedLinux infoincluded in applianceLinuxAll OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes infoNumeric datayes, 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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesnolimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP APIHTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
C
C++
Go
Python
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesuser defined functionsnono
Triggersnonoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes infobased on PostgreSQLShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesSource-replica replicationyes infobased on PostgreSQLyesyes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesnonono
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 integritynonoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes, 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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users with fine-grained authorization conceptyes infobased on PostgreSQLsimple rights management via user accounts

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Google Cloud BigtableNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBMPostGISSiriDBXTDB infoformerly named Crux
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