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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. Datastax Enterprise vs. MonetDB vs. TypeDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  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 assetsDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.A relational database management system that stores data in columnsTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeWide column storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.25
Rank#116  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.81
Rank#195  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score9.70
Rank#49  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score1.97
Rank#126  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score0.80
Rank#196  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#96  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.bigchaindb.comwww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.monetdb.orgvaticle.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.datastax.comwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperAmazonDataStaxMonetDB BVVaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release20072016201120042016
Current release6.8, April 2020Oct2020-SP2, January 20212.5, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercialOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languagePythonJavaCJava
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes, in SQL, C, Rno
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding via remote tablesSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factorconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingnone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesno infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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Amazon SimpleDBBigchainDBDatastax EnterpriseMonetDBTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsDataStax Enterprise is scale-out data infrastructure for enterprises that need to...
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Meet TypeDB (and TypeQL ) TypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Zero downtime - Built on Apache...
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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Entity-Relationship Model TypeDB allows you to model your domain using the well-known...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must be massively and linearly scalable with 100% uptime and able...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Life sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald's, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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