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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Apache Drill vs. Axibase

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  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 StorageScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualization
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.52
Rank#112  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score3.46
Rank#97  Overall
#18  Document stores
#49  Relational DBMS
Score0.34
Rank#257  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbdrill.apache.orgaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-database
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdrill.apache.org/­docsgithub.com/­axibase/­atsd
DeveloperAmazonApache Software FoundationAxibase Corporation
Initial release200720122013
Current release1.17.0, December 201915585
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paid
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, string
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++Go
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesDepending on the underlying data sourceyes
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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