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DBMS > Google Cloud Spanner vs. Graphite vs. GridGain vs. Hypertable vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Spanner vs. Graphite vs. GridGain vs. Hypertable vs. SAP IQ

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NameGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.Data logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Wide column storeRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.79
Rank#105  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score4.64
Rank#78  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score2.25
Rank#120  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
#59  Relational DBMS
Score4.96
Rank#77  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­spannergithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webwww.gridgain.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsgraphite.readthedocs.iowww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latesthelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperGoogleChris DavisGridGain Systems, Inc.Hypertable Inc.SAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release20172006200720091994
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.10.9.8.11, March 201616.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languagePythonJava, C++, .NetC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyyesnoyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesnoyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011noANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Sockets
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
C++ API
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)noyes
Triggersnonoyes (cache interceptors and events)noyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.noneyes (replicated cache)selectable replication factor on file system levelSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)yesHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoStrict serializable isolationnoACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infolockingyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
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)noSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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