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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigObject

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  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 ScioreAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queries
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposed
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.85
Rank#138  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score0.13
Rank#333  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigobject.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.bigobject.io
DeveloperAmazonBigObject, Inc.
Initial release20072015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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 automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoLua
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tables
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)no

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