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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Lovefield vs. Riak TS vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Lovefield vs. Riak TS vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  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 ScioreEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
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Score2.58
Rank#110  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.34
Rank#254  Overall
#116  Relational DBMS
Score0.37
Rank#248  Overall
#17  Time Series DBMS
Score6.79
Rank#54  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score87.90
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldriak.com/­products/­riak-tswww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAmazonGoogleBasho TechnologiesSAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.
Initial release20072014201519922003
Current release2.1.12, February 201717, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptErlang
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
OS X
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyesyes
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 automaticallyyesrestrictedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternnoyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScriptC infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJavaScript and Erlangyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
TriggersnoUsing read-only observersyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnoneShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneselectable replication factorSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnoyes
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 integritynoyesno infolinks between datasets can be storedyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDnoACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infousing MemoryDByesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)nonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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