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DBMS > Amazon Aurora vs. Amazon CloudSearch vs. Impala vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. Amazon CloudSearch vs. Impala vs. SAP IQ

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudAnalytic DBMS for HadoopColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score11.79
Rank#45  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Score2.21
Rank#116  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score18.71
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score4.83
Rank#74  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­auroraaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmldocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlhelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperAmazonAmazonClouderaSAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release2015201220131994
Current release3.4.0, April 202016.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes infomanaged transparently by AWSselectable replication factorSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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