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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Apache Drill

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud Storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.50
Rank#143  Overall
#71  Relational DBMS
Score2.52
Rank#112  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score3.46
Rank#97  Overall
#18  Document stores
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comaws.amazon.com/­simpledbdrill.apache.org
Technical documentationaltibase.com/­resources/­manualsdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdrill.apache.org/­docs
DeveloperAltibaseAmazonApache Software Foundation
Initial release199920072012
Current release7.1, July 20171.17.0, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyno
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92noSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliant
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsnouser defined functions
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesDepending on the underlying data source
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesDepending on the underlying data source
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Depending on the underlying data source
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AltibaseAmazon SimpleDBApache Drill
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 9 Fortune Global...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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