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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Microsoft Access

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  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 ScioreMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesKey-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score0.59
Rank#222  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
Score2.09
Rank#123  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score145.09
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputeaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperAlibabaAmazonMicrosoft
Initial release201620071992
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.no
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Javanoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnone
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 methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction logging
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 roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)no infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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