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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Snowflake vs. SQream DB

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NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSQream DB  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 service for structured and semi-structured dataa GPU-based, columnar RDBMS for big data analytics workloads
Primary database modelKey-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.26
Rank#92  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Score121.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.70
Rank#227  Overall
#104  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.snowflake.comsqream.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.sqream.com
DeveloperGoogleSnowflake Computing Inc.SQream Technologies
Initial release201520142017
Current release2022.1.6, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageC++, CUDA, Haskell, Java, Scala
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes, ANSI Standard SQL Types
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsuser defined functions in Python
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyeshorizontal and vertical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
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 integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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