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

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

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NameGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  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 ElasticSearchLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structuresTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score3.55
Rank#94  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#309  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score3.87
Rank#89  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score0.46
Rank#243  Overall
#116  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­spannerspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.htmltrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewtrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperGoogleSpotifySybase, SAPApache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release2017201419932014
Current release2.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++, Java
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
Linux
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 2011noyesyes
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
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Delphi
Perl
PHP
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyesJava Stored Procedures
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.yesMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
yes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownonoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
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.nonono infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configuredno
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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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