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

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NameGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformData warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystemsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.82
Rank#73  Overall
#11  Document stores
Score18.67
Rank#35  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score23.19
Rank#30  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­datastorewww.ibm.com/­products/­netezzawww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperGoogleIBMSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200820002014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedLinux infoincluded in appliancehosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, details hereyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (GQL)yesyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresusing Google App Engineyesuser defined functions
TriggersCallbacks using the Google Apps Enginenono 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 PaxosSource-replica replicationyes
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
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 TransactionsACIDACID
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.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 conceptUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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