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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. Spark SQL vs. VoltDB

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. Spark SQL vs. VoltDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.41
Rank#251  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score2.25
Rank#116  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.81
Rank#195  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score23.33
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score1.77
Rank#132  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storeaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.bigchaindb.comspark.apache.org/­sqlwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmldocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperAlibabaAmazonApache Software FoundationVoltDB Inc.
Initial release20162007201620142010
Current release3.2.0, October 202110.1, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnonono
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Implementation languagePythonScalaJava, C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonoyesyes
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 indexesnoyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Java
Python
R
Scala
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoJava
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingyes, utilizing Spark CoreSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesselectable replication factornoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnoACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
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 based on subaccounts and tokensAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesnoUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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