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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. CrateDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  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 ScioreDistributed Date Store based on Lucene
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Search engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.74
Rank#118  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score0.91
Rank#227  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
#16  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbcrate.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbcrate.io/­docs
DeveloperAmazonCrate
Initial release20072013
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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CrateDB Cloud: The operational database that enables data insights at scale. Available on Azure, AWS and Google Cloud.
Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VM
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, but no triggers and constraints
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Erlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersnono
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 nodesyesselectable replication factor
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
Eventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategy
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)rights management via user accounts
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Amazon SimpleDBCrateDB
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open-source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications. In those scenarios,...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data in order to monitor,...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain , ALPLA...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2013. CrateDB was the winner of the...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB on-premises is open source and free to use under the Apache...
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