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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Cloudant vs. Druid vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonDruid  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 ScioreDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.46
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
Score3.74
Rank#80  Overall
#14  Document stores
Score1.91
Rank#117  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score5.75
Rank#57  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbcloudant.comdruid.apache.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.cloudant.comdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperAmazonIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Metamarkets Group and contributorsSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2007201020121992
Current release17, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache license v2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlangJava
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Unix
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL support via Apache Calcite adapteryes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJSON over HTTPADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno infoatomic operations within a document possiblenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users can be defined per databaseno infoavailable via extensionsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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