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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.38
Rank#251  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score73.76
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score991.07
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storeaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperAlibabaAmazonMicrosoft
Initial release201620121989
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersnoyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionACID
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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