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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Spanner vs. searchxml vs. Splunk

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NameGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  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 structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application serverAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.31
Rank#88  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#23  Search engines
Score94.05
Rank#14  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitecloud.google.com/­spannerwww.searchxml.net/­category/­productswww.splunk.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docswww.searchxml.net/­support/­handoutsdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperGoogleinformationpartners gmbhSplunk Inc.
Initial release201720152003
Current release1.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedWindowsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011nono infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
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
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIsC#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoon the application serveryes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.yes infosychronisation to multiple collectionsMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownoyes
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 integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoStrict serializable isolationmultiple readers, single writerno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Domain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application servicesAccess rights for users and roles

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