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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. BoltDB vs. Heroic vs. RethinkDB

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. BoltDB vs. Heroic vs. RethinkDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  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 ScioreBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsAn embedded key-value store for Go.Time Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeKey-value storeTime Series DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.20
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.80
Rank#195  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score0.55
Rank#234  Overall
#34  Key-value stores
Score0.04
Rank#323  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score3.22
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.bigchaindb.comgithub.com/­boltdb/­boltspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexrethinkdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewrethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazonSpotifyThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release20072016201320142009
Current release2.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languagePythonGoJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenononoyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynoyes infovia Elasticsearchyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonononono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
GoC infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
TriggersnononoClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnoneShardingSharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factornoneyesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
noneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationyesnoAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes infoMVCC based
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesnoyes infousers and table-level permissions

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