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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Databricks vs. EDB Postgres

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonDatabricks  Xexclude from comparisonEDB Postgres  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 ScioreThe Databricks Lakehouse Platform combines elements of data lakes and data warehouses to provide a unified view onto structured and unstructured data. It is based on Apache Spark.The EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score1.88
Rank#139  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score76.33
Rank#17  Overall
#3  Document stores
#11  Relational DBMS
Score2.18
Rank#122  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.databricks.comwww.enterprisedb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.databricks.comwww.enterprisedb.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazonDatabricksEnterpriseDB
Initial release200720132005
Current release14, December 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-components
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
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.yesyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnowith Databricks SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Python
R
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions and aggregatesuser 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 applicationhorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or range
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesMulti-source replication
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 ConsistencyImmediate 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 applicationACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
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.nono
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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Amazon SimpleDBDatabricksEDB Postgres
Specific characteristicsSupported database models : In addition to the Document store and Relational DBMS...
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