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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Apache IoTDB vs. IBM Cloudant

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  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 ScioreA lightweight IoT native database management system deployable on the device and syncing the collected data with the cloud and integrated with Hadoop and SparkDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.19
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.42
Rank#251  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score3.76
Rank#87  Overall
#15  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbiotdb.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudant
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperAmazonApache Software FoundationIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release200720182010
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageJavaErlang
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-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 automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBCRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
Triggersnonoyes
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 nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoIntegration with Hadoop and Sparkyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency with synchronizing with the cloudEventual Consistency
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 infoatomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic locking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)noAccess rights for users can be defined per database

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