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DBMS > Amazon Redshift vs. Informix vs. Riak KV

System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Informix vs. Riak KV

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides IBM Db2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score25.33
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score23.29
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score6.31
Rank#67  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.ibm.com/­products/­informixriak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)IBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.Basho Technologies
Initial release201219842009
Current release14.10.FC5, November 20202.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCC, C++ and JavaErlang
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesno
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.nono
Secondary indexesrestrictedyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin PythonyesJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersnoyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemyesno infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsno

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