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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. IBM Cloudant

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesDocument store
Key-value store
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.75
Rank#200  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score70.07
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score3.11
Rank#89  Overall
#16  Document stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputeaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudant
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperAlibabaAmazonIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release201620122010
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshostedhostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
RESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin JavanoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
Triggersnoyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionno infoatomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic locking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users can be defined per database

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