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

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparison
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 durabilityEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of Kubernetes
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score23.53
Rank#32  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score1.93
Rank#120  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score0.50
Rank#237  Overall
#113  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#352  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.datomic.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldnsdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.datomic.comgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdnsdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)CognitectGoogle
Initial release2012201220142017
Current release0.9.5951, July 20192.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageCJava, ClojureJavaScriptJava, Scala
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes: 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.nononono
Secondary indexesrestrictedyesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIgRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCClojure
Java
JavaScriptJava
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonyes infoTransaction Functionsnono
TriggersnoBy using transaction functionsUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDno
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)yes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime DatabaseUsing 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 developmentyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono

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