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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud HybridDB vs. Amazon Aurora vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. XAP
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|Name||Alibaba Cloud HybridDB Xexclude from comparison||Amazon Aurora Xexclude from comparison||Microsoft SQL Server Xexclude from comparison||XAP Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||HybridDB is an online MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) data warehousing service based on Greenplum||MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by Amazon||Microsofts relational DBMS||High performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS||Document store|
Key-value store Values are user defined objects
|Secondary database models||Document store||Document store|
|Object oriented DBMS|
|Developer||Alibaba / Pivotal Software Inc. / PostgreSQL Global Development Group||Amazon||Microsoft||Gigaspaces Technologies|
|Current release||SQL Server 2019, November 2019||14.5.0, June 2019|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||commercial||commercial restricted free version is available||Open Source Apache Version 2; Commercial licenses available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||yes||yes||no||no|
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|Implementation language||C++||Java, C++, .Net|
|Server operating systems||hosted||hosted||Linux|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes||yes||yes||no XML can be used for describing objects metadata|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes||yes||yes||SQL-like query language and DML statements|
|APIs and other access methods||JDBC|
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
|Supported programming languages||C|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes||yes||Transact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java||yes|
|Triggers||yes||yes||yes||yes Event Listeners|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding Implicit feature of the cloud service||horizontal partitioning||tables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation||Sharding Hash based|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||yes Implicit feature of the cloud service||Master-slave replication||yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition||Master-master replication synchronous or asynchronous|
Master-slave replication synchronous or asynchronous
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no||no||yes Map-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency Consistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||yes||yes||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||ACID||ACID||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||yes||yes||yes|
|User concepts Access control||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||Role-based access control|
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