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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. EXASOL vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. EXASOL vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesKey-value storeRelational DBMSWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.54
Rank#237  Overall
#113  Relational DBMS
Score2.36
Rank#120  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score3.07
Rank#104  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score5.67
Rank#75  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputeaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.exasol.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.exasol.com/­resources
DeveloperAlibabaAmazonExasolMicrosoft
Initial release2016200720002012
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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 indexesnoyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyesno
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
RESTful HTTP API.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Javanouser defined functionsno
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes infoHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDoptimistic locking
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.noyesno
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, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures

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