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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigObject vs. Couchbase vs. STSdb

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.Hosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.63
Rank#216  Overall
#105  Relational DBMS
Score2.19
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.08
Rank#313  Overall
#141  Relational DBMS
Score28.86
Rank#29  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score0.05
Rank#321  Overall
#49  Key-value stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbaws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigobject.iowww.couchbase.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.bigobject.iodocs.couchbase.com
DeveloperAlibabaAmazonBigObject, Inc.Couchbase, Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release2007201520112011
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20194.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC#
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIs.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoLuaFunctions and timers in JavaScriptno
Triggersyesnonoyes infovia the TAP protocolno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesnoneMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
noneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infoEphemeral buckets
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)noUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationno
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Customer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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