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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. MaxDB vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. MaxDB vs. Splunk

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  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 ScioreA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.58
Rank#110  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score5.10
Rank#73  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Score87.90
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbmaxdb.sap.comwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAmazonSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997Splunk Inc.
Initial release200719842003
Current release7.9.09 (July 2018), 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
HTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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.nono
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-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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