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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Amazon SimpleDB

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward Sciore
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score20.67
Rank#31  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score2.36
Rank#98  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftaws.amazon.com/­simpledb
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledb
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Amazon
Initial release20122007
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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 indexesrestrictedyes infoAll columns are indexed automatically
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone infoSharding must be implemented in the application
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the application
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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)

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