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NameAmazon Redshift
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence tools
Database modelRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking measures the popularity of database management systems
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Score12.41
Rank#32  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshift
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentation/­redshift
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)
License Commercial or Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based Only available as a cloud serviceyes
Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeyes
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.no
Secondary indexesrestricted
SQL Support of (almost entire) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)yes does not fully support an SQL-standard
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresuser defined functions in Python
Triggersno
Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys Referential integrityyes informational only, not enforced by the system
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability Support for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts Access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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