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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Apache Phoenix vs. HBase

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  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 scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTable
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.88
Rank#133  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Score2.06
Rank#123  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
Score27.97
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbphoenix.apache.orghbase.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbphoenix.apache.orghbase.apache.org/­book.html
DeveloperAmazonApache Software FoundationApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Powerset
Initial release200720142008
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 20192.3.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Data schemeschema-freeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesschema-free, schema definition possible
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesoptions to bring your own types, AVRO
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 automaticallyyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBCJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes infoCoprocessors in Java
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoHadoop integrationyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual 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 applicationACIDSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC

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