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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. SAP HANA vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  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 ScioreIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.64
Rank#96  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score55.11
Rank#20  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score5.43
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score89.06
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbhelp.sap.com/­hanahelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAmazonSAPSAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.
Initial release2007201019922003
Current release2.0 SPS04, April 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno infoalso available as a cloud based servicenono
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Server operating systemshostedAppliance or cloud-serviceAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoSQLScript, Ryes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersnoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationyesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
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 searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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