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DBMS > Google Cloud Spanner vs. Heroic vs. Newts vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Spanner vs. Heroic vs. Newts vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. SwayDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  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.Time Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchTime Series DBMS based on CassandraLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structuresAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
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Score3.68
Rank#92  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#285  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score3.68
Rank#91  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#341  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Websitecloud.google.com/­spannerspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexopennms.github.io/­newtswww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.htmlswaydb.io
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wiki
DeveloperGoogleSpotifyOpenNMS GroupSybase, SAPSimer Plaha
Initial release20172014201419932018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScala
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesno
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011nonoyesno
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
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
HTTP REST
Java API
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaDelphi
Perl
PHP
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyesno
Triggersnononoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infobased on Cassandranonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.yesselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoStrict serializable isolationnonoACIDAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
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.nononono infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configuredyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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