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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. SAP HANA vs. Spark SQL

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  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 warehousingIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceSpark 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
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
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Score0.74
Rank#196  Overall
#98  Relational DBMS
Score51.00
Rank#20  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score19.46
Rank#34  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputewww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmhelp.sap.com/­hanaspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperAlibabaSAPApache Software Foundation
Initial release201620102014
Current release2.0 SPS05 (June 26, 2020), June 20203.1.1, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno infoalso available as a cloud based serviceno
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Implementation languageScala
Server operating systemshostedAppliance or cloud-serviceLinux
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 indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaJava
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin JavaSQLScript, Rno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesyes, 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 integritynoyesno
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 rolesyesno

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