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System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. Citus vs. Drizzle vs. GeoSpock

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Spatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scale
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score11.61
Rank#45  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Score3.11
Rank#104  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score0.32
Rank#293  Overall
#136  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­aurorawww.citusdata.comgeospock.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmldocs.citusdata.comdocs.geospock.com/­Content/­Home.htm
DeveloperAmazonDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerGeoSpock
Initial release201520102008
Current release8.1, December 20187.2.4, September 20122.0, September 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
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Implementation languageCC++Java, Javascript
Server operating systemshostedLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
hosted
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.yesyes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesyesyestemporal, categorical
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsyes infowith proprietary extensionsANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBCJDBC
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C++
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.nono
Triggersyesyesno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.no
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingShardingAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMulti-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 ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDno
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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPAccess rights for users can be defined per table

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