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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. VoltDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  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 In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.25
Rank#114  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.78
Rank#200  Overall
#31  Document stores
Score1.69
Rank#132  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.bigchaindb.comwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperAmazonVoltDB Inc.
Initial release200720162010
Current release10.1, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonJava, C++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X infofor development
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava
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 factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica 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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByes infoSnapshots and command logging
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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