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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Spanner vs. Graphite vs. OpenTSDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparison
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 WhisperScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBase
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.68
Rank#92  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Score5.46
Rank#75  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score1.84
Rank#130  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­spannergithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webopentsdb.net
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsgraphite.readthedocs.ioopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.html
DeveloperGoogleChris Daviscurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributors
Initial release201720062011
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoLGPL
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languagePythonJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlynumeric data for metrics, strings for tags
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 indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011nono
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
HTTP API
Telnet API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.noneselectable replication factor infobased on HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency infobased on HBase
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoStrict serializable isolationnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infolockingyes
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)nono

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