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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. ScyllaDB vs. SpaceTime

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score15.07
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score3.84
Rank#75  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.00
Rank#378  Overall
#7  Spatial DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.scylladb.comwww.mireo.com/­spacetime
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)ScyllaDBMireo
Initial release201220152020
Current releaseScyllaDB Open Source 5.4.1, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCC++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesrestrictedyes infocluster global secondary indicesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)A subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCFor CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonyes, Luano
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
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 infoin-memory tablesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per objectyes
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Specific characteristicsScyllaDB is engineered to deliver predictable performance at scale. It’s adopted...
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosScyllaDB is ideal for applications that require high throughput and low latency at...
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Key customersDiscord, Epic Games, Expedia, Zillow, Comcast, Disney+ Hotstar, Samsung, ShareChat,...
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Market metricsScyllaDB typically offers ~75% total cost of ownership savings, with ~5X higher throughput...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScyllaDB Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) ScyllaDB Enterprise - subscription-based...
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