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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Datastore vs. Snowflake
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|Name||Google Cloud Datastore Xexclude from comparison||Snowflake Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Automatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud Platform||Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data|
|Primary database model||Document store||Relational DBMS|
|Developer||Snowflake Computing Inc.|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||commercial|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||yes||yes|
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|Server operating systems||hosted||hosted|
|Data scheme||schema-free||yes support of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes, details here||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||SQL-like query language (GQL)||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||gRPC (using protocol buffers) API|
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||using Google App Engine||user defined functions|
|Triggers||Callbacks using the Google Apps Engine||no similar concept for controling cloud resources|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||yes|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Multi-source replication using Paxos||yes|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||yes using Google Cloud Dataflow||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration Strong 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 Referential integrity||yes via ReferenceProperties or Ancestor paths||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID Serializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of Transactions||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||no|
|User concepts Access control||Access 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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