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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. Memcached vs. Microsoft Access

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  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 assetsIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
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
Score24.95
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score143.44
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.bigchaindb.comwww.memcached.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikideveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperAmazonDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalMicrosoft
Initial release2007201620031992
Current release1.6.15, March 20221902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoBSD licensecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonCC++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenononoyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factornone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallitynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnoACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDBnoyes infobut no files for transaction logging
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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