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

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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 CouchDBA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSDocument storeMultivalue DBMSKey-value store
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
Score1.80
Rank#133  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#345  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbiotdb.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.jbase.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.zumasys.com/­jbase
DeveloperAmazonApache Software FoundationIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014ZumasysSTS Soft SC
Initial release20072018201019912011
Current release5.74.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaErlangC#
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)hostedAIX
Linux
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnooptionalyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languagenoEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBCRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyesno
Triggersnonoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoIntegration with Hadoop and Sparkyesnono
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 integritynonononono
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 possibleACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
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 databaseAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelno

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