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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Apache Drill vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.64
Rank#96  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score2.89
Rank#92  Overall
#17  Document stores
#45  Relational DBMS
Score5.43
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score89.06
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbdrill.apache.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdrill.apache.org/­docshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAmazonApache Software FoundationSAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.
Initial release2007201219922003
Current release1.16, May 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
noneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnoACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Depending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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