This paper specifically compares two fully-managed, cloud-based analytical databases, Actian Avalanche and Amazon Redshift, two relational analytical databases based on massively parallel processing (MPP) and columnar-based database architectures that scale and provide high-speed analytics. It should be noted while our testing measures the cloud-based performance of both offerings, Avalanche, unlike Redshift, is also available as an on-premise offering, Vector. In addition, Vector is available for developers as a free on-premise community edition, as a download with support in both the Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure marketplaces with single-click deployment.

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