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DBMS > Google Cloud Datastore vs. NSDb vs. Snowflake

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

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NameGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.68
Rank#77  Overall
#11  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#350  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score34.75
Rank#26  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­datastorensdb.iowww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsnsdb.io/­Architecturedocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperGoogleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200820172014
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, Scala
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, details hereyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringyes
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 indexesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (GQL)SQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresusing Google App Enginenouser defined functions
TriggersCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineno 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 Paxosyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownono
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 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 TransactionsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesUsing Apache Luceneyes
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)Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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