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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Apache Drill

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  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 ScioreSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud Storage
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.36
Rank#98  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score2.68
Rank#94  Overall
#17  Document stores
#47  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbdrill.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdrill.apache.org/­docs
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation
Initial release20072012
Current release1.16, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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 automaticallyno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliant
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesDepending on the underlying data source
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data source
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Depending on the underlying data source

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