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DBMS > Google Cloud Spanner vs. H2 vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Spanner vs. H2 vs. Splunk

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NameGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  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.Analytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score3.32
Rank#93  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score9.72
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score90.61
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitecloud.google.com/­spannerwww.h2database.comwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docswww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperGoogleThomas MuellerSplunk Inc.
Initial release201720052003
Current release1.4.200, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)commercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011yesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
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
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaC#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
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 databaseMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoStrict serializable isolationACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.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-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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