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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Datastore vs. Graphite vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
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Score4.89
Rank#64  Overall
#11  Document stores
Score3.34
Rank#83  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score31.41
Rank#25  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score5.75
Rank#57  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­datastoregithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsgraphite.readthedocs.iodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­sql-databasehelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperGoogleChris DavisMicrosoftSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2008200620101992
Current releaseV1217, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, details hereNumeric data onlyyesyes
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.nonoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (GQL)noyesyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP API
Sockets
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresusing Google App EnginenoTransact SQLyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersCallbacks using the Google Apps Enginenoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-Master replication using Paxosnoneyes, with always 3 replicas availableMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.noneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infolockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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