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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. ArangoDB vs. Realm

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  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 ScioreNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.A DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.33
Rank#103  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
Score5.21
Rank#61  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#10  Key-value stores
#7  Search engines
Score8.23
Rank#46  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.arangodb.comrealm.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stablerealm.io/­docs
DeveloperAmazonArangoDB Inc.Realm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release200720122014
Current release3.6, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScriptno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersnonoyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infosince version 2.0none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replication with configurable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes inforelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.yes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesyes
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Amazon SimpleDBArangoDBRealm
Specific characteristicsOne Engine. One Query Language. Multiple Data Models. ArangoDB is an open source...
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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 9000 stargazers on...
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Used by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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