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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Brytlyt

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Brytlyt

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBrytlyt  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 ScioreScalable GPU-accelerated RDBMS for very fast analytic and streaming workloads, leveraging PostgreSQL
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.45
Rank#126  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score2.74
Rank#118  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score0.51
Rank#276  Overall
#129  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.brytlyt.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledb
DeveloperAmazonAmazonBrytlyt
Initial release201220072016
Current release0.9, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageC, C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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.yes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions infoin PL/pgSQL
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requirednone infoSharding must be implemented in the application
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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