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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Axibase vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  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 visualizationA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.52
Rank#112  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.34
Rank#257  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score5.81
Rank#66  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databaseazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­axibase/­atsd
DeveloperAmazonAxibase CorporationMicrosoft
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
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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 automaticallynono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
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
Immediate 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 applicationnooptimistic locking
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures

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