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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Apache Druid

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Druid  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 ScioreOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality data
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.53
Rank#111  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score2.67
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbdruid.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­design
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation and contributors
Initial release20072012
Current release0.20.0, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache license v2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Unix
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supported
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 automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL for querying
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infomanual/auto, time-based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage engines
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
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 persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)RBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and system

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