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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Axibase vs. RocksDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  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 ScioreScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.18
Rank#107  Overall
#20  Key-value stores
Score0.24
Rank#254  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score2.75
Rank#93  Overall
#17  Key-value stores
Score5.50
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score88.52
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databaserocksdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikihelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAmazonAxibase CorporationFacebook, Inc.SAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.
Initial release20072013201319922003
Current release155856.7.3, March 202017, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidOpen Source infoBSDcommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringnoyesyes
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.nonoyesyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languagenoyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersnoyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replicationnoneMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnoyesACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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