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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. EXASOL vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. Quasardb

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Microsofts relational DBMSDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.21
Rank#85  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score2.83
Rank#87  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score1096.20
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.10
Rank#282  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.quasardb.net
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentationdoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperAmazonExasolMicrosoftquasardb
Initial release2012200019892009
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 20193.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infointeger and binary
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyesyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javano
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionMaster-slave replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationnowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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Specific characteristicsHigh-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosTick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersLarge EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCommunity edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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