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

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

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NameGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  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 ElasticSearchExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structures
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSObject oriented DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
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Score3.41
Rank#93  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#323  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score0.93
Rank#181  Overall
#8  Object oriented DBMS
Score3.99
Rank#85  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­spannerspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexobjectbox.iowww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.html
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewdocs.objectbox.io
DeveloperGoogleSpotifyObjectBox LimitedSybase, SAP
Initial release2017201420171993
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache License 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++
Server operating systemshostedAndroid
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011nonoyes
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
Proprietary native API.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
Delphi
Perl
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.yesonline/offline synchronization between client and serverMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoStrict serializable isolationnoACIDACID
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.nononono infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configured
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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