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DBMS > Amazon Redshift vs. Datomic vs. Hypertable vs. NSDb

System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Datomic vs. Hypertable vs. NSDb

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of Kubernetes
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score23.53
Rank#32  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score1.93
Rank#120  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#352  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.datomic.comnsdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.datomic.comnsdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)CognitectHypertable Inc.
Initial release2012201220092017
Current release0.9.5951, July 20190.9.8.11, March 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJava, ClojureC++Java, Scala
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes: int, bigint, decimal, string
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.nonono
Secondary indexesrestrictedyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardnonoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIC++ API
Thrift
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCClojure
Java
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonyes infoTransaction Functionsnono
TriggersnoBy using transaction functionsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersselectable replication factor on file system level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesUsing Apache Lucene
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes inforecommended only for testing and development
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono

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