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DBMS > Amazon Aurora vs. Impala vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. Impala vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonAnalytic DBMS for HadoopKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score11.47
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score18.65
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score0.16
Rank#298  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­aurorawww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmldocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.html
DeveloperAmazonClouderaSTS Soft SC
Initial release201520132011
Current release3.4.0, April 20204.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C#
Server operating systemshostedLinuxWindows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client 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#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceno
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosno

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