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

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonDruid  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  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 dataNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactionsRDBMS 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
Score0.94
Rank#158  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score5.79
Rank#56  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score88.67
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbdruid.apache.orgwww.nuodb.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designdoc.nuodb.comhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAmazonMetamarkets Group and contributorsNuoDB, Inc.SAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.
Initial release20072012201319922003
Current release17, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache license v2commercial infolimited edition freecommercialcommercial 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 systemshostedLinux
OS X
Unix
hosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
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.nonoyesyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL support via Apache Calcite adapteryesyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJSON over HTTPADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava, SQLyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersnonoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingdata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtennoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDBMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnoACID infotunable commit protocolACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCCyesyes
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.noyes infoTemporary tableyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)no infoavailable via extensionsStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Usersfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles
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Specific characteristicsHorizontal scale-out, continuous availability, multi-tenant support, ANSI SQL compatible,...
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Competitive advantagesNuoDB is a scale-out SQL RDBMS based on a Durable Distributed Caching (DDC) architecture....
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Typical application scenariosOperational / OLTP database workloads in data centers or public clouds
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Key customersDassault Systemes, Santander, Temenos
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Market metricsFast growing commercial and enterprise customer base IDC Innovators: Dynamically...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based pricing with free community edition and commercial enterprise...
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