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DBMS > Google Cloud Datastore vs. Sequoiadb vs. Snowflake

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

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NameGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonSequoiadb  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformNewSQL database with distributed OLTP and SQLCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.61
Rank#66  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score0.37
Rank#265  Overall
#40  Document stores
#123  Relational DBMS
Score103.50
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­datastorewww.sequoiadb.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docswww.sequoiadb.com/­en/­index.php?m=Files&a=indexdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperGoogleSequoiadb Ltd.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200820132014
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoServer: AGPL; Client: Apache V2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, details hereyes infooid, date, timestamp, binary, regexyes
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 indexesyesyes
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
proprietary protocol using JSONCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
PHP
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresusing Google App EngineJavaScriptuser 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 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 TransactionsDocument is locked during a transactionACID
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)simple password-based access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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