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DBMS > Google Cloud Spanner vs. PouchDB vs. Yanza

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Spanner vs. PouchDB vs. Yanza

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NameGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonYanza  Xexclude from comparison
Yanza seems to be discontinued. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines Ranking.
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.JavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBTime Series DBMS for IoT Applications
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.84
Rank#100  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score2.34
Rank#112  Overall
#21  Document stores
Websitecloud.google.com/­spannerpouchdb.comyanza.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docspouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperGoogleApache Software FoundationYanza
Initial release201720122015
Current release7.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Sourcecommercial infofree version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono infobut mainly used as a service provided by Yanza
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia viewsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011nono
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 REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScriptany language that supports HTTP calls
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyesyes infoTimer and event based
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.Multi-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoStrict serializable isolationnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)nono

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