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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Spanner vs. NuoDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  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.NuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactions
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score1.71
Rank#115  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score0.94
Rank#148  Overall
#75  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­spannerwww.nuodb.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsdoc.nuodb.com
DeveloperGoogleNuoDB, Inc.
Initial release20172013
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011yes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava, SQL
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingdata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/written
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-Master replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.yes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
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 integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoStrict serializable isolationACID infotunable commit protocol
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCC
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.noyes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Standard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Users
More information provided by the system vendor
Google Cloud SpannerNuoDB
Specific characteristicsHorizontal scale-out, continuous availability, multi-tenant support, ANSI SQL compatible,...
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Competitive advantagesNuoDB is a scale-out SQL RDBMS based on a Durable Distributed Caching (DDC) architecture....
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Typical application scenariosOperational / OLTP database workloads in data centers or public clouds
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Key customersDassault Systemes, Santander, Temenos
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Market metricsFast growing commercial and enterprise customer base IDC Innovators: Dynamically...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based pricing with free community edition and commercial enterprise...
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News

NuoDB Operator and Database Deployment in Red Hat OpenShift 4 Using OperatorHub (Tech Blog)
13 June 2019

Meet the Amazing People Who Visited NuoDB at Red Hat Summit 2019 (Corporate Blog)
10 June 2019

The Various Flavors of Two-Phase Commits — Explained (Tech Blog)
14 May 2019

Simplify Your Database Deployment with NuoDB, OpenShift, and Operators (Corporate Blog)
8 May 2019

Learn How to Run Containerized Enterprise SQL Applications in the Cloud (Corporate Blog)
6 May 2019

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