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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Apache Phoenix vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Realm vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Apache Phoenix vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Realm vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  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 scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.20
Rank#115  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score3.11
Rank#95  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score17.27
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score9.29
Rank#50  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score0.14
Rank#300  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbphoenix.apache.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticsrealm.iogithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbphoenix.apache.orgdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticsrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperAmazonApache Software FoundationMicrosoftRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019STS Soft SC
Initial release20072014201620142011
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 20194.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C#
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Windows
hostedAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesyes 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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBCADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C#
Java
PHP
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsTransact SQLno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryno
Triggersnononoyes infoChange Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding, horizontal partitioningnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoHadoop integrationnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.yesyes infoIn-Memory realm
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-tenancyyesyesno
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon SimpleDBApache PhoenixMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data WarehouseRealmSTSdb
Specific characteristicsNow a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesRealm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosMobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersCathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsUsed by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRealm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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