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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Axibase vs. dBASE vs. TimesTen

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  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 ScioreScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationdBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.In-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.45
Rank#139  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score2.56
Rank#108  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score0.28
Rank#261  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score14.09
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score2.27
Rank#115  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comaws.amazon.com/­simpledbaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasewww.dbase.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationaltibase.com/­resources/­manualsdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperAltibaseAmazonAxibase CorporationAsthon TateOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release19992007201319791998
Current release7.1, July 201715585dBASE PLUS 11, December 201611 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialcommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
hostedLinuxDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyesyes
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 indexesyesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92noSQL-like query languagenoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
dBase proprietary IDEC
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsnoyesno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.PL/SQL
Triggersyesnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesSource-replica replicationnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnono infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
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)Access rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AltibaseAmazon SimpleDBAxibasedBASETimesTen
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 9 Fortune Global...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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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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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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