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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. EXASOL vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. Splunk vs. SwayDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  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 ScioreHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Fully managed big data interactive analytics platformAnalytics Platform for Big DataAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedSearch engineKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoIf a column is of type dynamic docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-types/­dynamic then it's possible to add arbitrary JSON documents in this cell
Event Store infothis is the general usage pattern at Microsoft. Billing, Logs, Telemetry events are stored in ADX and the state of an individual entity is defined by the arg_max(timestamps)
Search engine infosupport for complex search expressions docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­parseoperator FTS, Geospatial docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­geo-point-to-geohash-function distributed search -> ADX acts as a distributed search engine
Time Series DBMS infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer/­time-series-analysis
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.11
Rank#123  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score3.27
Rank#97  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score7.54
Rank#58  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Score96.35
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Score0.02
Rank#341  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.exasol.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorerwww.splunk.comswaydb.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorerdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAmazonExasolMicrosoftSplunk Inc.Simer Plaha
Initial release20072000201920032018
Current releasecloud service with continuous releases
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition availableOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScala
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)yesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-typesyesno
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.noyesyesno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesall fields are automatically indexedyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commandsno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Lua
Python
R
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, Ryesno
Triggersnoyesyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicyyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Multi-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDnono infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searchingAtomic execution of operations
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.yesnonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAzure Active Directory AuthenticationAccess rights for users and rolesno
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Amazon SimpleDBEXASOLMicrosoft Azure Data ExplorerSplunkSwayDB
Specific characteristicsAzure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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Competitive advantagesKusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Typical application scenariosIoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Key customersMicrosoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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Market metricsAzure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAn Azure Data Explorer cluster is a pair of engine and data management clusters which...
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