DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the first and only COTS deterministic embedded database management system for mission- and safety-critical hard real-time applicationsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Google Cloud Spanner vs. Milvus

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Spanner vs. Milvus

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Our visitors often compare Google Cloud Spanner and Milvus with Elasticsearch, MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  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.A DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.55
Rank#94  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score0.35
Rank#258  Overall
#11  Multivalue DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­spannermilvus.io
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperGoogle
Initial release20172019
Current release1.0, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data only
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
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011no
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
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Go
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoStrict serializable isolationno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)no

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Google Cloud SpannerMilvus
Recent citations in the news

Google Cloud Spanner Adds PostgreSQL Interface: Is PostgreSQL Now Standard for Cloud Databases?
29 October 2021, InfoQ.com

Google Opens Up Spanner Database With PostgreSQL Interface
13 October 2021, The Next Platform

Google Cloud launches second Bare Metal Solution zone in Sydney
19 November 2021, CRN Australia

Google Bolsters Cloud Spanner with Point-in-Time Recovery
6 April 2021, InfoQ.com

Google plays catch-up with JSON support for distributed RDBMS Spanner
8 September 2021, The Register

provided by Google News

What Is Vector Similarity Search? | Business Applications of Vector Search
11 August 2021, CIO Insight

Milvus, the AI Search Engine, Originally Developed by Zilliz Joins LF AI as New Incubation Project
10 April 2020, PRNewswire

5 AI startups leading MLops
21 June 2021, InfoWorld

LF AI & Data gets new incubator projects to simplify distributed learning • DEVCLASS
20 July 2021, DevClass

Zilliz Raises $43M to Build AI-powered Unstructured Data
16 November 2020, GlobeNewswire

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Software Engineer III, Google Play
Google, Atlanta, GA

Staff Software Engineer, Spanner, Google Cloud
Google, New York, NY

Google Cloud Platform Data Engineer and Subject Matter Expert
Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA

SAP Application Engineer Lead, Google Cloud
Google, Pittsburgh, PA

Application Engineer, Supply Chain System
Google, Sunnyvale, CA

Software Development Engineer
Zilliz, San Francisco, CA

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Vertica logo

Vertica Accelerator. The fastest analytics and machine learning, delivered as SaaS, with automated setup, administration, and management. Free trial.

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

Present your product here