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DBMS > Google Cloud Spanner vs. H2 vs. Milvus vs. searchxml

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Spanner vs. H2 vs. Milvus vs. searchxml

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NameGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  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.Full-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.A DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.46
Rank#92  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Score9.99
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#257  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#20  Search engines
Websitecloud.google.com/­spannerwww.h2database.commilvus.iowww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docswww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
DeveloperGoogleThomas Muellerinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release2017200520192015
Current release2.1.210, January 20221.0, March 20211.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMLinuxWindows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data onlyyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011yesnono
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
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaC++
Go
Java
Python
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsnoyes infoon the application server
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.With clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseyes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoStrict serializable isolationACIDnomultiple readers, single writer
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
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.noyesnono
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-standardnoDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services

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