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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. HyperSQL vs. KairosDB vs. OrientDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparisonOrientDB  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 assetsMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBDistributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2Multi-model DBMS (Document, Graph, Key/Value)
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.11
Rank#123  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score0.77
Rank#200  Overall
#32  Document stores
Score5.35
Rank#76  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score0.65
Rank#214  Overall
#16  Time Series DBMS
Score5.14
Rank#79  Overall
#14  Document stores
#5  Graph DBMS
#12  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.bigchaindb.comhsqldb.orggithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdborientdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latesthsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmlkairosdb.github.iowww.orientdb.com/­docs/­last/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonOrientDB LTD; CallidusCloud; SAP
Initial release20072016200120132010
Current release2.6.1, October 20211.2.2, November 20183.1.9, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infobased on BSD licenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languagePythonJavaJavaJava
Server operating systemshostedLinuxAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java JDK (>= JDK 6)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free infoSchema can be enforced for whole record ("schema-full") or for some fields only ("schema-hybrid")
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesnoSQL-like query language, no joins
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
Graphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
Tinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava, SQLnoJava, Javascript
TriggersnoyesnoHooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnoneSharding infobased on CassandraSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factornoneselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono infocould be achieved with distributed queries
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesnoyes inforelationship in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDnoACID
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)yesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple password-based access controlAccess rights for users and roles; record level security configurable

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