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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Cachelot.io vs. Interbase

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonCachelot.io  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  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 ScioreIn-memory caching systemLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from Borland
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.86
Rank#132  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#378  Overall
#59  Key-value stores
Score3.83
Rank#76  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbcachelot.iowww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbase
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbase
DeveloperAmazonEmbarcadero
Initial release200720151984
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoSimplified BSD Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
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.nono infoexport as XML data possible
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIMemcached protocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger language
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneInterbase Change Views
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
noneImmediate 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 infoMultiversion concurreny control
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes
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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