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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. HEAVY.AI vs. Microsoft Azure AI Search

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. HEAVY.AI vs. Microsoft Azure AI Search

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure AI Search  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 ScioreA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app development
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.85
Rank#138  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score1.77
Rank#141  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Score5.59
Rank#63  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
azure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­search
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.heavy.ailearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­search
DeveloperAmazonHEAVY.AI, Inc.Microsoft
Initial release200720162015
Current release5.10, January 2022V1
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infoRound robinSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infousing Azure authentication

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