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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Apache Druid vs. LeanXcale vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Apache Druid vs. LeanXcale vs. Splunk

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  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 dataA highly scalable full ACID SQL database with fast NoSQL data ingestion and GIS capabilitiesAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.21
Rank#113  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score2.69
Rank#103  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score0.27
Rank#265  Overall
#40  Key-value stores
#124  Relational DBMS
Score86.93
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbdruid.apache.orgwww.leanxcale.comwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation and contributorsLeanXcaleSplunk Inc.
Initial release2007201220152003
Current release0.20.1, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache license v2commercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Unix
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL for queryingyes infothrough Apache Derbyno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
proprietary key/value interface
Spark Connector
HTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
C
Java
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnoACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
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 systemAccess rights for users and roles
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Amazon SimpleDBApache DruidLeanXcaleSplunk
Specific characteristicsFull ACID and full SQL operational database with analytical queries over operational...
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Competitive advantagesLinear scalability upto 100s of nodes (tested with 100 nodes and TPC-C).
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Typical application scenariosHybrid Transactional-Analytical Processing (HTAP) requiring an operational database...
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Key customersbanking/finance/fintech, telco, insurance, traveltech, M2M/IoT, retail
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Market metrics15 beta testers
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Licensing and pricing modelsannual fee covering license and support based on number of physical cores
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