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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigObject vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigObject vs. SAP IQ

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  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 queriesColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.99
Rank#145  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
Score0.20
Rank#330  Overall
#145  Relational DBMS
Score3.96
Rank#93  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigobject.iowww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.bigobject.iohelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_IQ
DeveloperAmazonBigObject, Inc.SAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release200720151994
Current release16.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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)
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoLuayes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnoneshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
noneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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