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System Properties Comparison Amazon DocumentDB vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Cloudant vs. CouchDB

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NameAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed MongoDB-compatible database serviceHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.79
Rank#187  Overall
#29  Document stores
Score2.58
Rank#110  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score4.01
Rank#82  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score17.25
Rank#35  Overall
#5  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­documentdbaws.amazon.com/­simpledbcloudant.comcouchdb.apache.org
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourcesdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.cloudant.comdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stable
DeveloperAmazonIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Apache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developer
Initial release2019200720102005
Current release3.0, February 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesyesno
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Implementation languageErlangErlang
Server operating systemshostedhostedhostedAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonono
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononono
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)RESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptView functions in JavaScript
Triggersnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-availability zones for high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)noyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possiblenonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-document operationsno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno infoatomic operations within a document possibleno infoatomic operations within a single document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes infostrategy: optimistic locking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users can be defined per database

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