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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Spanner vs. HyperSQL vs. InfluxDB vs. Oracle NoSQL

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NameGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  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.Multithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA multi-model, scalable, distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide highly reliable, flexible, and available data management across a configurable set of storage nodes
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.89
Rank#106  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score5.65
Rank#67  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score26.15
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score4.42
Rank#80  Overall
#13  Document stores
#13  Key-value stores
#44  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­spannerhsqldb.orgwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­nosql.html
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docshsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmldocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.oracle.com/­en/­database/­other-databases/­nosql-database/­index.html
DeveloperGoogleOracle
Initial release2017200120132011
Current release2.5.2, June 20202.0.2, November 202020.2, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infobased on BSD licenseOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoProprietary for Enterprise Edition (Oracle Database EE license has Oracle NoSQL database EE covered: details)
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaGoJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Solaris SPARC/x86
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeSupport Fixed schema and Schema-less deployment with the ability to interoperate between them.
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data and Stringsoptional
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 indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011yesSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statements
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
HTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava, SQLnono
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.noneselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyElectable source-replica replication per shard. Support distributed global deployment with Multi-region table feature
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownonowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
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 isolationACIDnoconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)
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.noyesyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes infooff heap cache
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-standardsimple rights management via user accountsAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
Google Cloud SpannerHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDBInfluxDBOracle NoSQL
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is designed for today’s most demanding applications that require...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Data can be modeled as relational-database-style tables, JSON documents, RDF Triples,...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Internet of Things where a large volume of data needs to be stored and processed...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Large credit card company Airbus NTT Docomo Global rewards company
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is used by hundreds of companies around the world. Oracle NoSQL...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Oracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition can be purchased under the Oracle Commercial...
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