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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Datastore vs. GridDB vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

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NameGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.49
Rank#74  Overall
#13  Document stores
Score1.23
Rank#159  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score85.33
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­datastoregriddb.netazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsdocs.griddb.netdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperGoogleToshiba CorporationMicrosoft
Initial release200820132010
Current release4.6, February 2021V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, details hereyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (GQL)SQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)yes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresusing Google App EnginenoTransact SQL
TriggersCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using PaxosSource-replica replicationyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud DataflowConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsno
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.Immediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsACID at container levelACID
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Google Cloud DatastoreGridDBMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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