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System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. Impala vs. VoltDB

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonAnalytic DBMS for HadoopDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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
Score1.72
Rank#132  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­aurorawww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmldocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperAmazonClouderaVoltDB Inc.
Initial release201520132010
Current release3.4.0, April 202010.1, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++Java, C++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON 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++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceJava
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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 infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
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 KerberosUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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