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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. EDB Postgres vs. FileMaker vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. IBM Cloudant

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  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 warehousingThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.80
Rank#186  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
Score2.17
Rank#118  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
Score47.39
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score16.34
Rank#36  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score4.09
Rank#84  Overall
#15  Document stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputewww.enterprisedb.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudant
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docswww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasecloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperAlibabaEnterpriseDBFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release20162005198320122010
Current releaseV13, October 202019, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyesyes
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Implementation languageCErlang
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
hostedhosted
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesno
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.noyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.yes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatnono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyes infovia pluginsnono
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
PHPJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Javauser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yeslimited functionality with using 'rules'View functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
TriggersnoyesyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicehorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnoyesno infoatomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes infoOptimistic locking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users can be defined per database
More information provided by the system vendor
Alibaba Cloud MaxComputeEDB PostgresFileMakerFirebase Realtime DatabaseIBM Cloudant
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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