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DBMS > Google Cloud Spanner vs. GridGain vs. Riak KV vs. Sadas Engine

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Spanner vs. GridGain vs. Riak KV vs. Sadas Engine

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NameGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSadas Engine  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.GridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeSADAS Engine is a columnar DBMS specifically designed for high performance in Data warehouse environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.32
Rank#93  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score1.67
Rank#133  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
#66  Relational DBMS
Score5.88
Rank#63  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#146  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­spannerwww.gridgain.comriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.sadasengine.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docswww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestwww.sadasengine.com/­index.php/­downloads/­documentation-columnar-db
DeveloperGoogleGridGain Systems, Inc.Basho TechnologiesSADAS s.r.l.
Initial release2017200720092006
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.12.1.0, April 20158.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial infofree trial version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetErlangC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
AIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011ANSI-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
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
.Net
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)JavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersnoyes (cache interceptors and events)yes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.yes (replicated cache)selectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)yesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integritynono infolinks between data sets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoStrict serializable isolationACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infomanaged by 'Learn by Usage'
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Security Hooks for custom implementationsnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard

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