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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Citus

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  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 hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.36
Rank#98  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score0.93
Rank#154  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.citusdata.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.citusdata.com
DeveloperAmazon
Initial release20072010
Current release8.1, December 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infostandard, with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APInative C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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