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DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. jBASE vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. jBASE vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Postgres-XL

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Multivalue DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score77.63
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score1.68
Rank#133  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score17.98
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#203  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.jbase.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticswww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.zumasys.com/­jbasedocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperAmazonZumasysMicrosoft
Initial release2012199120162014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release5.710 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemshostedAIX
Linux
Windows
hostedLinux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptionalyesyes
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.yesnoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICyesyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
C#
Java
PHP
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesTransact SQLuser defined functions
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding, horizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionACIDACIDACID infoMVCC
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights can be defined down to the item levelyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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