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DBMS > Google Cloud Datastore vs. Informix vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. SAP HANA vs. UniData,UniVerse

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Datastore vs. Informix vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. SAP HANA vs. UniData,UniVerse

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NameGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonUniData,UniVerse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides IBM Db2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceMultiValue database and application server with SQL mapping layer and meta database capabilities
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBWide column storeRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
Document store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.45
Rank#67  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score24.16
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score5.53
Rank#77  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score54.96
Rank#21  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score4.44
Rank#85  Overall
#2  Multivalue DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­datastorewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
help.sap.com/­hanawww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2/­documentation
DeveloperGoogleIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.MicrosoftSAPRocket Software
Initial release20081984201220101985
Current release14.10.FC5, November 20202.0 SPS05 (June 26, 2020), June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno infoalso available as a cloud based serviceno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC, C++ and JavaC
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
hostedAppliance or cloud-serviceAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, details hereyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyesyesoptional
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
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (GQL)yesnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Java API infoJPA
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languages.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Basic infoU2 Basic
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresusing Google App EngineyesnoSQLScript, Ryes
TriggersCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineyesnoyesyes infoU2 Basic
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using PaxosMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownononono
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 ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsACIDoptimistic lockingACIDACID infoconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesyesAccess rights according to SQL-standard and operating system based

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