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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Lovefield vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk vs. TimescaleDB

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

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  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 JavaScriptRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsAnalytics Platform for Big DataA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engineTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.58
Rank#110  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.34
Rank#254  Overall
#116  Relational DBMS
Score6.79
Rank#54  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score87.90
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Score2.73
Rank#105  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunkdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAmazonGoogleSAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.Timescale
Initial release20072014199220032017
Current release2.1.12, February 201717, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptC
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.noyesyesyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commandsyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP RESTADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
TriggersnoUsing read-only observersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnonenoneShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searchingACID
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 MemoryDByesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Amazon SimpleDBLovefieldSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereSplunkTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsTimescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesTimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosDevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersTransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsWith over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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