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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Spark SQL

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Spark SQL

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value storeDocument storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.40
Rank#251  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score2.20
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.80
Rank#195  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score3.84
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score22.97
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storeaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.bigchaindb.comwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperAlibabaAmazonIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Apache Software Foundation
Initial release20162007201620102014
Current release3.2.0, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnoyesno
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Implementation languagePythonErlangScala
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinuxhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnononoyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonononoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingShardingyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno infoatomic operations within a document possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseno

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