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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Apache IoTDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. STSdb vs. Titan

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

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTitan  Xexclude from comparison
Titan has been decommisioned after the takeover by Datastax. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking. A fork has been open-sourced as JanusGraph.
DescriptionHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreAn IoT native database with high performance for data management and analysis, deployable on the edge and the cloud and integrated with Hadoop, Spark and FlinkDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodTitan is a Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters.
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSDocument storeKey-value storeGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.11
Rank#123  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score0.42
Rank#253  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score3.47
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score0.01
Rank#345  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbiotdb.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4titan.thinkaurelius.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantgithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan/­wiki
DeveloperAmazonApache Software FoundationIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014STS Soft SCAurelius, owned by DataStax
Initial release20072018201020112012
Current release4.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache license, version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaErlangC#Java
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)hostedWindowsLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes
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 automaticallyyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languagenonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
Native API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API.NET Client APIJava API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C#
Java
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptnoyes
Triggersnoyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnoneyes infovia pluggable storage backends
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoIntegration with Hadoop and Sparkyesnoyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Strong Consistency with Raft
Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononoyes infoRelationships in graph
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 possiblenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
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)yesAccess rights for users can be defined per databasenoUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server

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