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DBMS > Amazon Aurora vs. Amazon Redshift vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. Amazon Redshift vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
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Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.50
Rank#49  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score19.03
Rank#34  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score78.40
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­auroraaws.amazon.com/­redshiftazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­products/­azure-sql/­database
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmldocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperAmazonAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Microsoft
Initial release201520122010
Current releaseV12
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedhosted
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.yesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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/ODBC.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions infoin PythonTransact SQL
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyesyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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