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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Spark SQL

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score26.19
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score23.12
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Apache Software Foundation
Initial release20122014
Current release3.3.0, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageCScala
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesrestrictedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCJava
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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