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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Geode vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  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 ScioreGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.64
Rank#96  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score1.76
Rank#120  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score5.43
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score89.06
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgeode.apache.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgeode.apache.org/­docshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAmazonOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.SAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.
Initial release2007200219922003
Current release1.1, February 201717, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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 automaticallynoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (OQL)yesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersnoyes infoCache Event Listenersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replicationMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationyes, on a single nodeACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights per client and object definablefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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