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

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  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 strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query languageA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
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.
Document store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.20
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.80
Rank#195  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score1.91
Rank#125  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score0.78
Rank#198  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#96  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#339  Overall
#48  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.bigchaindb.comwww.monetdb.orgvaticle.comgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationdocs.vaticle.comxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazonMonetDB BVVaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)Juxt Ltd.
Initial release20072016200420162019
Current releaseOct2020-SP2, January 20212.5, October 20211.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languagePythonCJavaClojure
Server operating systemshostedLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyesyesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsnolimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
HTTP REST
JDBC
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
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in SQL, C, Rnono
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding via remote tablesSharding infoby using Cassandranone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factornone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandrayes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeperno
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 featureno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
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 GraknXTDB infoformerly named Crux
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Meet TypeDB (and TypeQL ) TypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical...
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Entity-Relationship Model TypeDB allows you to model your domain using the well-known...
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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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