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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. AnzoGraph DB vs. Memcached

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonAnzoGraph DB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreScalable graph database built for online analytics and data harmonization with MPP scaling, high-performance analytical algorithms and reasoning, and virtualizationIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelKey-value storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.65
Rank#117  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score0.31
Rank#296  Overall
#26  Graph DBMS
#15  RDF stores
Score24.45
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzographwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzograph/­userdoc/­home.htmgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperAmazonCambridge SemanticsDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release200720182003
Current release2.3, January 20211.6.17, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree trial version availableOpen Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeSchema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono
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 columns are indexed automaticallynono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSPARQL and SPARQL* as primary query language. Cypher preview.no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIApache Mule
gRPC
JDBC
Kafka
OData access for BI tools
OpenCypher
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
Python
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions and aggregatesno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationAutomatic shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication in MPP-Clusternone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoKerberos/HDFS data loadingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency in MPP-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infonot needed in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users and rolesyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol

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