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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Spanner vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. JaguarDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  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.Cloud-based data warehousing servicePerformant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applications
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Vector DBMS
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Score2.77
Rank#100  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score1.31
Rank#159  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#378  Overall
#59  Key-value stores
#15  Vector DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­spannerwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2/­warehousewww.jaguardb.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docswww.jaguardb.com/­support.html
DeveloperGoogleIBMDataJaguar, Inc.
Initial release201720142015
Current release3.3 July 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languages
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
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.nono infoImport/export of XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011yesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggers
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
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoPL/SQL, SQL PLno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.yesMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownono
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
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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-standardrights management via user accounts

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