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DBMS > Google Cloud Datastore vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Rockset

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Datastore vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Rockset

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NameGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.87
Rank#78  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score2.79
Rank#113  Overall
#21  Document stores
Score1.01
Rank#201  Overall
#35  Document stores
Websitecloud.google.com/­datastorewww.ibm.com/­products/­cloudantrockset.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docscloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantrockset.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogleIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Rockset
Initial release200820102019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesyes
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Implementation languageErlangC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, details herenodynamic typing
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.nonono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (GQL)noRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresusing Google App EngineView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno
TriggersCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingAutomatic sharding
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.Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of Transactionsno infoatomic operations within a document possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
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)Access rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console

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