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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL vs. Cassandra vs. HBase vs. Microsoft Access vs. Sphinx

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NameAlibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL infoformer name was HybridDB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn online MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) data warehousing service based on GreenplumWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableMicrosoft 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.)Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeWide column storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
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Score0.41
Rank#230  Overall
#109  Relational DBMS
Score121.09
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score48.66
Rank#23  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score116.54
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score6.54
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hybriddb-postgresqlcassandra.apache.orghbase.apache.orgproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesssphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­35387.htmcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latesthbase.apache.orgmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAlibaba / Pivotal Software Inc. / PostgreSQL Global Development GroupApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetMicrosoftSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20162008200819922001
Current release3.11.6, February 20202.2.0, June 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20193.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache version 2commercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++C++
Server operating systemshostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free, schema definition possibleyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesoptions to bring your own types, AVROyesno
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes infoCoprocessors in Javayes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesyesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no
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Alibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL infoformer name was HybridDBCassandraHBaseMicrosoft AccessSphinx
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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