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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Blueflood vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  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 ScioreScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on CassandraRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.19
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.05
Rank#320  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score5.66
Rank#69  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbblueflood.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­rackerlabs/­blueflood/­wikihelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperAmazonRackspaceSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release200720131992
Current release17, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freepredefined schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP RESTADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infobased on Cassandranone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
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
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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