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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Axibase vs. Firebase Realtime Database

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  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 ScioreScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.22
Rank#112  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score0.30
Rank#259  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score15.99
Rank#37  Overall
#5  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-database
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperAmazonAxibase CorporationGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release200720132012
Current release15585
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyes
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 automaticallynoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyeslimited functionality with using 'rules'
TriggersnoyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
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 applicationnoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yes, based on authentication and database rules

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