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DBMS > Google Cloud Datastore vs. TimesTen vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Datastore vs. TimesTen vs. Weaviate

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NameGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to OracleA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.43
Rank#80  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score1.85
Rank#125  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#292  Overall
#15  Search engines
Websitecloud.google.com/­datastorewww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.htmlgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1www.semi.technology/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperGoogleOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release200819982017
Current release11 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)1.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, details hereyesyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (GQL)yesGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresusing Google App EnginePL/SQLno
TriggersCallbacks using the Google Apps Enginenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using PaxosMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
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.Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpointsyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardOpenID Connect Discovery
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