Difference between Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB and Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute

1. Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB :
It is a cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. ApsaraDB architecture supported 5000 physical machines in a single cluster. It is designed for business-critical database applications that require fast performance, high concurrency, and automatic scaling.

2. Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute :
It was previously known as ODPS, is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousing. It is used to store and compute batches of structured data. It provides a massive range of data warehouse solutions as well as big data analysis and modeling services.


Difference between Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB and Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute :

S.NO. Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute
1. It was developed by Alibaba in August 2013. It was developed by Alibaba in 2016.
2. It is a cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. It is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousing.
3. In Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB there are hosted server operating systems. In Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute there are hosted server operating systems.
4. The license of Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB is commercial. The license of Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute is also commercial.
5. It supports XML format. It does not support XML format.
6. It supports the Server-side scripting. It supports user defined functions based Server-side scripting.
7. There is only one partitioning method – Sharding. It also support partitioning methods.
8. It supports SQL query language. It supports SQL-like query language.
9. It supports replication methods. It also supports replication methods.
10. ApsaraDB for PolarDB provides the concept of Referential Integrity. Hence, there are Foreign Keys. MaxCompute does not provide the concept of Referential Integrity. Hence, no Foreign Keys.
11. It supports in-memory capabilities. It does not support in-memory capabilities.
12. It does not offer any API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods. It offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods.
13. It supports ACID properties. It does not support ACID properties.
14. Programming languages supported are Java and Python. Programming language supported is Java.

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