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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. Elasticsearch vs. TinkerGraph

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonTinkerGraph  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 assetsA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricA lightweight, in-memory graph engine that serves as a reference implementation of the TinkerPop3 API
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeSearch engineGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.18
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.84
Rank#191  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score160.24
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.18
Rank#292  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.bigchaindb.comwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchtinkerpop.apache.org/­docs/­current/­reference/­#tinkergraph-gremlin
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonElastic
Initial release2007201620102009
Current release7.8.0, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonJavaJava
Server operating systemshostedLinuxAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyesyes
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 automaticallyyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Groovy
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factoryesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoES-Hadoop Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesno
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesoptional
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesno

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