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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Splunk

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  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 ScioreAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeSearch engine
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Score0.75
Rank#199  Overall
#32  Document stores
#97  Relational DBMS
Score2.75
Rank#108  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score87.00
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazonSplunk Inc.
Initial release201420072003
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes
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
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nono infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
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 nodesnoneyesMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual 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 infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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)Access rights for users and roles

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