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System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. CrateDB vs. Drizzle vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  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 AmazonDistributed Date Store based on LuceneMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Microsofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score10.58
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score0.83
Rank#194  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
#12  Search engines
Score973.35
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­auroracrate.iowww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmlcrate.io/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperAmazonCrateDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerMicrosoft
Initial release2015201320081989
Current release7.2.4, September 2012SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes
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.yesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes, but no triggers and constraintsyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
JDBCADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Erlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
C
C++
Java
PHP
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesnono infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyACIDACID
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon AuroraCrateDBDrizzleMicrosoft SQL Server
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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