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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Amazon Neptune vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Amazon Neptune vs. Snowflake

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Neptune  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingFast, reliable graph database built for the cloudCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.75
Rank#200  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score1.94
Rank#118  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score30.05
Rank#27  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputeaws.amazon.com/­neptunewww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmaws.amazon.com/­neptune/­developer-resourcesdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAlibabaAmazonSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201620172014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
RDF 1.1 / SPARQL 1.1
TinkerPop Gremlin 3.3
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Javanouser defined functions
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-availability zones high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infowith encyption-at-restyes
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)Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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