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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. MonetDB vs. TypeDB

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

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  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 columnsTypeDB is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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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
Score0.83
Rank#193  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#96  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.bigchaindb.comwww.monetdb.orgvaticle.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperAmazonMonetDB BVGrakn Labs / Vaticle
Initial release2007201620042016
Current releaseOct2020-SP2, January 20212.3, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languagePythonCJava
Server operating systemshostedLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
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
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
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 infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factornone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
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 infosubstituted by the relationship feature
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
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
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-standardyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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Amazon SimpleDBBigchainDBMonetDBTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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TypeDB is a database technology that serves as the knowledge base foundation to intelligent...
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Expressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of TypeDB allows for modelling...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Life sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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