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

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  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 StorageBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assets
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.25
Rank#114  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score2.67
Rank#105  Overall
#19  Document stores
#52  Relational DBMS
Score0.78
Rank#200  Overall
#31  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbdrill.apache.orgwww.bigchaindb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdrill.apache.org/­docsbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latest
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation
Initial release200720122016
Current release1.18.0, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoAGPL v3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languagePython
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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 automaticallyno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersnono
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 nodesyesselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
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 applicationno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesDepending on the underlying data sourceyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDB
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 sourceyes

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