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DBMS > Amazon Aurora vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. Impala vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. Impala vs. SAP IQ

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformAnalytic DBMS for HadoopColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score12.10
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score4.98
Rank#77  Overall
#11  Document stores
Score18.93
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score4.99
Rank#76  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­auroracloud.google.com/­datastorewww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmlcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlhelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperAmazonGoogleClouderaSAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release2015200820131994
Current release3.4.0, April 202016.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, details hereyesyes
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.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (GQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
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
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesusing Google App Engineyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes
TriggersyesCallbacks using the Google Apps Enginenoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication using Paxosselectable replication factorSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowyes infoquery execution via MapReduceHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsnoACID
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.yesnonono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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