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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. GBase vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. GBase vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  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 ScioreAn analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.Elastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.11
Rank#123  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score1.16
Rank#165  Overall
#79  Relational DBMS
Score20.66
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.gbase8a.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoft
Initial release20072016
Current releaseGBase 8a
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQL
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraints
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yes

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