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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Spanner vs. InfluxDB vs. OmniSci vs. YugabyteDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  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.DBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUsHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Wide column store
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Score2.81
Rank#95  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score27.17
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score1.24
Rank#151  Overall
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.95
Rank#177  Overall
#89  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­spannerwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.omnisci.comwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.omnisci.comdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperGoogleMapD Technologies, Inc.Yugabyte Inc.
Initial release2017201320162017
Current release2.0.2, November 20205.5, January 20212.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageGoC++ and CUDAC and C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
LinuxLinux
OS X
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyesyes
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 indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011SQL-like query languageyesyes, PostgreSQL compatible
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
JSON over UDP
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoRound robinHash and Range Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.selectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replicationBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoStrict serializable isolationnonoDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoDepending on used storage engineyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)simple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
More information provided by the system vendor
Google Cloud SpannerInfluxDBOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018YugabyteDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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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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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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