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DBMS > Amazon Aurora vs. Impala vs. SAP IQ vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. Impala vs. SAP IQ vs. SpaceTime

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonAnalytic DBMS for HadoopColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score11.79
Rank#45  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Score18.71
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score4.83
Rank#74  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#360  Overall
#5  Spatial DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­aurorawww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlwww.mireo.hr/­spacetime
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmldocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlhelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperAmazonClouderaSAP, formerly SybaseMireo
Initial release2015201319942020
Current release4.0.0, July 202116.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
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.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
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
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyesno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ MultiplexerFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factorSAP/Sybase Replication ServerReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDno
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 infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes

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