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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Microsoft Access vs. Snowflake

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  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 warehousingMicrosoft 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.)Cloud-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 tablesRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.64
Rank#211  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Score118.25
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score5.94
Rank#64  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAlibabaMicrosoftSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201619922014
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshosted
Data schemeyesyesyes 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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Javayes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno 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 servicenoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
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 rolesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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