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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. EDB Postgres vs. Microsoft Access vs. Milvus

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)A DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.56
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score2.14
Rank#123  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score2.13
Rank#124  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score146.50
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.37
Rank#264  Overall
#18  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.enterprisedb.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessmilvus.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazonEnterpriseDBMicrosoft
Initial release20142007200519922019
Current release14, December 20211902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20192.0, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptCC++C++, Go
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinux
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyesyesNumeric and String
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.noyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.no
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationhorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLAmazon SimpleDBEDB PostgresMicrosoft AccessMilvus
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Milvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Highly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Video media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Milvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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As of March 2022, 9.8k+ GitHub stars 1.4k+ Github forks 871k+ docker pulls 2k+ community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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Milvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Managed...
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