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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. InfinityDB vs. SAP Adaptive Server

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. InfinityDB vs. SAP Adaptive Server

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query Server
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.20
Rank#120  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score0.01
Rank#350  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Score45.45
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchboilerbay.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualhelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASE
DeveloperAmazonBoiler Bay Inc.SAP, Sybase
Initial release201220021987
Current release4.016.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIAccess via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesJavaC
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava and Transact-SQL
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requirednonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsACID
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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