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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. CouchDB vs. SAP HANA

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  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 ScioreA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.In-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud service
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.25
Rank#116  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score16.80
Rank#40  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score55.53
Rank#20  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbcouchdb.apache.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablehelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerSAP
Initial release200720052010
Current release3.2.0, October 20212.0 SPS05 (June 26, 2020), June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono infoalso available as a cloud based service
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshostedAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Appliance or cloud-service
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
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes infovia viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions in JavaScriptSQLScript, R
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0yes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate 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 applicationno infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyes
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)Access rights for users can be defined per databaseyes

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