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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Amazon DocumentDB vs. IBM Db2 vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Amazon DocumentDB vs. IBM Db2 vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingFast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed MongoDB-compatible database serviceCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesDocument storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.77
Rank#196  Overall
#94  Relational DBMS
Score1.69
Rank#133  Overall
#22  Document stores
Score164.20
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score18.49
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputeaws.amazon.com/­documentdbwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2azure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourceswww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperAlibabaIBMMicrosoft
Initial release201620191983 infohost version2016
Current release12.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnoyes
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
proprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin JavanoyesTransact SQL
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-availability zones for high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleyesno infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraints
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic single-document operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes

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