DB-EnginesDo you need a hard real time database?English
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Amazon Redshift vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Postgres-XL

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  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 ScioreBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score26.19
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score2.10
Rank#122  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score0.71
Rank#208  Overall
#99  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Amazon
Initial release201220072014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release10 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
macOS
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.noyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesrestrictedyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardnoyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonnouser defined functions
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationhorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACID infoMVCC
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.yesno
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)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

SQLFlow: Provides a visual representation of the overall flow of data. Automated SQL data lineage analysis across Databases, ETL, Business Intelligence, Cloud and Hadoop environments by parsing SQL Script and stored procedure.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Amazon RedshiftAmazon SimpleDBPostgres-XL
DB-Engines blog posts

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Increased popularity for consuming DBMS services out of the cloud
2 October 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Amazon - the rising star in the DBMS market
3 August 2015, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

Snowflake taps Python to take on Teradata, Google BigQuery, and Amazon Redshift
14 June 2022, InfoWorld

Amazon Elastic MapReduce Now Generally Available as a Serverless Offering
7 June 2022, InfoQ.com

Data-as-a-Service Market: 47.21% YOY growth achieved in 2021 | Driven by growing amount of data | Technavio
25 June 2022, PR Newswire

Data platform 2022: Transforming bytes to business insights | Coupang Engineering | Coupang Engineering Blog
24 June 2022, Medium

AWS Introduces Amazon Redshift Serverless
1 December 2021, InfoQ.com

provided by Google News

Database as a Service Market Growth, Value, Analysis & Forecast to 2028 |Azure, Amazon, Zoho, Big Query, Simpledb – Designer Women
24 June 2022, Designer Women

Amazon Simple Database Service (SimpleDB)
21 March 2022, TechTarget

Why AWS Keeps It Simple
13 December 2021, Datanami

Amazon DynamoDB Serves Trillions Of Requests Per Month While Counterpart SimpleDB Is No Longer A Listed Product On AWS
13 November 2013, TechCrunch

provided by Google News

Building a scalable PostgreSQL solution
14 April 2019, Packt Hub

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Performance Engineer - Amazon Redshift, Redshift Data Management
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Seattle, WA

Performance Engineer - Amazon Redshift
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Remote

Security Engineer, Amazon Redshift
Amazon Web Services, Inc., East Palo Alto, CA

Data Engineer
O'Reilly Media, Remote

Sr. Database Engineer - AWS, Amazon Redshift
Amazon.com Services LLC, East Palo Alto, CA

Ruby Developer
element^n, New York, NY

Software Development Engineer II
Amazon.com Services LLC, Austin, TX

WW Head for Telecom - Global Systems Integrators
Amazon Web Services, Inc., San Jose, CA

Platform & Systems Architect - Remote
TTEC, Englewood, CO

AWS Partner Biz. Dev. Mgr, re:Stack GTM Success Team
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Miami, FL

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

Redis logo

The world’s most loved real‑time data platform.
Try free

Vertica logo

Vertica Accelerator. The fastest analytics and machine learning, delivered as SaaS, with automated setup, administration, and management. Free trial.

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Present your product here