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DBMS > Amazon Aurora vs. Drizzle vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Impala

System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. Drizzle vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Impala

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  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 AmazonMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBAnalytic DBMS for Hadoop
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score10.57
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score3.18
Rank#91  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score19.56
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­aurorawww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmlcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.html
DeveloperAmazonDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Cloudera
Initial release2015200820102013
Current release7.2.4, September 20123.4.0, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++ErlangC++
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
hostedLinux
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBCRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
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
C
C++
Java
PHP
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduce
Triggersyesno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyes infoquery execution via MapReduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno infoatomic operations within a document possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
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-standardPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberos

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