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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. MonetDB vs. Quasardb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  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 relational database management system that stores data in columnsDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series 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
Score1.96
Rank#120  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#285  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.bigchaindb.comwww.monetdb.orgquasardb.net
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationdoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperAmazonMonetDB BVquasardb
Initial release2007201620042009
Current releaseOct2020-SP2, January 20213.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
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
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyesyes infointeger and binary
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 automaticallyyesyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in SQL, C, Rno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding via remote tablesSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factornone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusSource-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoTransient mode
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-standardCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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Amazon SimpleDBBigchainDBMonetDBQuasardb
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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