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

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

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NameGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparisonUniData,UniVerse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQLMultiValue database and application server with SQL mapping layer and meta database capabilities
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.45
Rank#67  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score5.53
Rank#77  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score54.96
Rank#21  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score4.79
Rank#81  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score4.44
Rank#85  Overall
#2  Multivalue DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­datastoreazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlwww.timescale.comwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docshelp.sap.com/­hanadocs.timescale.comwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2/­documentation
DeveloperGoogleMicrosoftSAPTimescaleRocket Software
Initial release20082012201020171985
Current release2.0 SPS05 (June 26, 2020), June 20202.6.0, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno infoalso available as a cloud based servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemshostedhostedAppliance or cloud-serviceLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, details hereyesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data typesoptional
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (GQL)noyesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
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++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
Basic infoU2 Basic
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresusing Google App EnginenoSQLScript, Ruser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shellyes
TriggersCallbacks using the Google Apps Enginenoyesyesyes infoU2 Basic
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using Paxosyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yesSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas infoSource-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 pathsnoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of Transactionsoptimistic lockingACIDACIDACID 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.nonoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights according to SQL-standard and operating system based
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Google Cloud DatastoreMicrosoft Azure Table StorageSAP HANATimescaleDBUniData,UniVerse
Specific characteristicsTimescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesTimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosTime-series Analytics TimescaleDB boosts the performance of PostgreSQL for time-series...
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Key customersTransferWise, Maersk, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco, Nutanix, Warner...
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Market metricsWith over 12,700 GitHub stars and growing, 1,000,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTimescaleDB is available as a self-hosted product under two licenses, the Timescale...
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