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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreCloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.50
Rank#143  Overall
#71  Relational DBMS
Score2.52
Rank#112  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score8.61
Rank#48  Overall
#9  Document stores
Websitealtibase.comaws.amazon.com/­simpledbfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestore
Technical documentationaltibase.com/­resources/­manualsdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestore
DeveloperAltibaseAmazonGoogle
Initial release199920072017
Current release7.1, July 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
hostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92nono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP APIAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsnoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functions
Triggersyesnoyes, with Cloud Functions
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoUsing Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
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)Access rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.
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AltibaseAmazon SimpleDBGoogle Cloud Firestore
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 9 Fortune Global...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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