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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Firebird vs. HBase vs. Riak KV vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score20.96
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score20.58
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score51.15
Rank#22  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score5.59
Rank#57  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score0.08
Rank#288  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.firebirdsql.orghbase.apache.orgriak.com/­products/­riak-kvstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualshbase.apache.org
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Firebird FoundationApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetBasho TechnologiesSTS Soft SC
Initial release20122000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase200820092011
Current release3.0.5, 20202.2.0, June 20192.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageCC and C++JavaErlangC#
Server operating systemshostedAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free, schema definition possibleschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesoptions to bring your own types, AVROnoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 indexesrestrictedyesnorestrictedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardyesnonono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin PythonPSQLyes infoCoprocessors in JavaJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersnoyesyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
selectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemyesnono infolinks between data sets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)nono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACnono

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