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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Druid vs. Hive vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonDruid  Xexclude from comparisonHive  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 ScioreOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries datadata warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.33
Rank#103  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
Score1.87
Rank#116  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score84.24
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score5.79
Rank#56  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score88.67
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbdruid.apache.orghive.apache.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homehelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAmazonMetamarkets Group and contributorsApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookSAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.
Initial release20072012201219922003
Current release3.1.2, August 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Unix
All OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesyes
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 automaticallyyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL support via Apache Calcite adapterSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJSON over HTTPJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersnononoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesselectable replication factorMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoquery execution via MapReducenoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate 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 applicationnonoACIDno 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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)no infoavailable via extensionsAccess rights for users, groups and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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