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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. OmniSci vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  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, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUsRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.56
Rank#108  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score2.20
Rank#117  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
Score6.46
Rank#56  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.omnisci.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.omnisci.com/­latesthelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperAmazonMapD Technologies, Inc.SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release200720161992
Current releaseV417, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemshostedLinuxAIX
HP-UX
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 automaticallynoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infoRound robinnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
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 integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnoACID
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.yesyes
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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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