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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. QuestDB

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

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  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 ScioreA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.14
Rank#117  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score2.20
Rank#115  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.71
Rank#206  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchaws.amazon.com/­simpledbquestdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperAmazonAmazonQuestDB Limited
Initial release201220072014
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requirednone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationhorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyesConfigurable consistency for N replicas
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 integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACID for single-table writes
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 infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
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Amazon CloudSearchAmazon SimpleDBQuestDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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