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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Amazon Redshift vs. Spark SQL

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Amazon Redshift vs. Spark SQL

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.88
Rank#187  Overall
#90  Relational DBMS
Score24.27
Rank#32  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score22.94
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputeaws.amazon.com/­redshiftspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperAlibabaAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Apache Software Foundation
Initial release201620122014
Current release3.1.1, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageCScala
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnorestrictedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCJava
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Javauser defined functions infoin Pythonno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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