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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Spark SQL

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  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 warehousingSpark 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 DBMS
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Score0.71
Rank#202  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score18.98
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputespark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperAlibabaApache Software Foundation
Initial release20162014
Current release3.1.1, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageScala
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaJava
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Javano
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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

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