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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Milvus

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Milvus

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  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 ScioreA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeSearch engine
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Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score2.10
Rank#122  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score0.34
Rank#267  Overall
#17  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­simpledbmilvus.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazon
Initial release201420072019
Current release2.0, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++, Go
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoNumeric 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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nono
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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 integrityyesnono
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 applicationno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
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
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AlaSQLAmazon SimpleDBMilvus
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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