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System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. Datastax Enterprise vs. Microsoft Access vs. QuestDB

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)A high performance, low latency Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.97
Rank#47  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score8.09
Rank#46  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score121.92
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#264  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­aurorawww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterpriseproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.questdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmldocs.datastax.commsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxwww.questdb.io/­docs/­docstructure
DeveloperAmazonDataStaxMicrosoftQuestDB Limited
Initial release2015201119922014
Current release6.7, December 20181902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Java
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningSharding infono "single point of failure"nonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003
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Amazon AuroraDatastax EnterpriseMicrosoft AccessQuestDB
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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