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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Datastore vs. HBase vs. Snowflake

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NameGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.68
Rank#77  Overall
#11  Document stores
Score43.52
Rank#23  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score34.75
Rank#26  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­datastorehbase.apache.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docshbase.apache.orgdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperGoogleApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200820082014
Current release2.3.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free, schema definition possibleyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, details hereoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes
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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (GQL)noyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresusing Google App Engineyes infoCoprocessors in Javauser defined functions
TriggersCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using PaxosMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowyesno
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 or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate 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 TransactionsSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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Google Cloud DatastoreHBaseSnowflake
Specific characteristicsApache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersApple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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Market metrics#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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