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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Amazon CloudSearch vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Amazon CloudSearch vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelWide column storeSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.40
Rank#251  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score2.21
Rank#116  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score83.25
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storeaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperAlibabaAmazonMicrosoft
Initial release201620122010
Current releaseV12
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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 infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIHTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoTransact SQL
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as required
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsnoACID
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensauthentication via encrypted signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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