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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. Greenplum vs. KeyDB

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. Greenplum vs. KeyDB

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonKeyDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudHosted 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 assetsAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.An ultra-fast, open source Key-value store fully compatible with Redis API, modules, and protocols
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.23
Rank#118  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score2.25
Rank#116  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.81
Rank#195  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score13.76
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score0.34
Rank#263  Overall
#40  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.bigchaindb.comgreenplum.orggithub.com/­JohnSully/­KeyDB
keydb.dev
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.greenplum.orgdocs.keydb.dev
DeveloperAmazonAmazonPivotal Software Inc.EQ Alpha Technology Ltd.
Initial release20122007201620052019
Current release6.7.1, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD-3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnonono
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Implementation languagePythonC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinuxLinuxLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonoyespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes
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.noyes infosince Version 4.2no
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes infoby using the Redis Search module
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyesno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protoco
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyesLua
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requirednone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyesselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scripts
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple password-based access control and ACL

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