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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. IBM Db2 Event Store

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  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 assetsDistributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use cases
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.25
Rank#114  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.78
Rank#200  Overall
#31  Document stores
Score0.34
Rank#263  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#19  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.bigchaindb.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-store
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_2.0.0/­welcome.html
DeveloperAmazonIBM
Initial release200720162017
Current release2.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languagePythonC and C++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer addition
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes
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 automaticallyno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtime
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factorActive-active shard replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesNo - written data is immutable
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDBYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replication and asynchronous writes in parquet format to permanent shared storage
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
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-standard

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