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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. Milvus vs. Netezza

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  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 ScioreMicrosoft 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 searchesData warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystems
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.77
Rank#233  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score2.65
Rank#117  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score135.03
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.62
Rank#246  Overall
#16  Search engines
Score17.27
Rank#40  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessmilvus.iowww.ibm.com/­products/­netezza
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazonMicrosoftIBM
Initial release20142007199220192000
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20192.0, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++C++, Go
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Linux infoincluded in appliance
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyesNumeric and Stringyes
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 indexesnoyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenoyes
Triggersyesnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Bounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesnono
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 applicationACID infobut no files for transaction loggingnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)no infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003noUsers with fine-grained authorization concept
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLAmazon SimpleDBMicrosoft AccessMilvusNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM
Specific characteristicsMilvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesHighly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosVideo media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
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Market metricsAs of March 2022, 9.8k+ GitHub stars 1.4k+ Github forks 871k+ docker pulls 2k+ community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Managed...
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