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

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NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  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.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataOpen-Source SQL RDBMS for Operational and Analytical use cases with native Machine Learning, powered by Hadoop and Spark
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
Score0.54
Rank#250  Overall
#114  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.snowflake.comsplicemachine.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlsplicemachine.com/­how-it-works
DeveloperGoogleSnowflake Computing Inc.Splice Machine
Initial release201520142014
Current release3.1, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
Native Spark Datasource
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes infoJava
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesShared 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 zonesyesMulti-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 ConsistencyImmediate 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 persistentyesyesyes
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 concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard

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