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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Databricks vs. HEAVY.AI

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonDatabricks  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  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 ScioreThe Databricks Lakehouse Platform combines elements of data lakes and data warehouses to provide a unified view onto structured and unstructured data. It is based on Apache Spark.A high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardware
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.85
Rank#138  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score78.61
Rank#15  Overall
#2  Document stores
#10  Relational DBMS
Score1.77
Rank#141  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.databricks.comgithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.databricks.comdocs.heavy.ai
DeveloperAmazonDatabricksHEAVY.AI, Inc.
Initial release200720132016
Current release5.10, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnowith Databricks SQLyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Python
R
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions and aggregatesno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDno
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Amazon SimpleDBDatabricksHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022
Specific characteristicsSupported database models : In addition to the Document store and Relational DBMS...
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