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

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  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 ScioreRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSSearch engineSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.52
Rank#112  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score6.43
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score6.34
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score89.40
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlsphinxsearch.comwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheresphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAmazonSAP infoformerly SybaseSphinx Technologies Inc.Splunk Inc.
Initial release2007199220012003
Current release17, July 20153.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolHTTP 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++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlnoyes
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringnoneMulti-source 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 ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDnono 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 persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
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-standardnoAccess rights for users and roles

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