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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. CockroachDB vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  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 ScioreCockroachDB is a distributed database architected for modern cloud applications. It is wire compatible with PostgreSQL and backed by a Key-Value Store, which is either RocksDB or a purpose-built derivative, called Pebble.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF store
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Score2.58
Rank#110  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score5.58
Rank#68  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#315  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#219  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.cockroachlabs.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaserdf4j.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.circonus.com/­irondbrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperAmazonCockroach LabsCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2007201520172004
Current release19.2.6, April 2020V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageGoC and C++Java
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedynamic schemaschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBCHTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes, in Luayes
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationhorizontal partitioning (by key range) infoall tables are translated to an ordered KV store and then broken down into 64MB ranges, which are then used as replicas in RAFTAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication using RAFTconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Role-based access controlnono
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Amazon SimpleDBCockroachDBIRONdbRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a Distributed SQL database architected for modern cloud applications....
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IRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Unmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Real Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Key customersComcast, LUSH, Bose, Kindred, Nubank, Baidu, SpaceX, TuneGO, eBay, DoorDash, Norfolk...
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IRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Market metrics8K+ long-running clusters 600+ CockroachDB Enterprise clusters 120+ CockroachCloud...
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Only TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing models- Apache 2.0 for core features released up to and including the 19.1 release - Time-limited...
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IRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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