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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Datastax Enterprise vs. EJDB vs. TimesTen

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonEJDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  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 ScioreDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Embeddable document-store database library with JSON representation of queries (in MongoDB style)In-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelKey-value storeWide column storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.48
Rank#112  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score8.43
Rank#49  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score0.20
Rank#280  Overall
#38  Document stores
Score2.35
Rank#116  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterpriseejdb.orgwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.datastax.comgithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mddocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperAmazonDataStaxSoftmotionsOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release2007201120121998
Current release6.8, April 202011 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
server-lessAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idyes
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 SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
in-process shared libraryJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Actionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoPL/SQL
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infono "single point of failure"nonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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
Immediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infotypically not needed, however similar functionality with collection joins possibleyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoRead/Write Lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
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 objectnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Amazon SimpleDBDatastax EnterpriseEJDBTimesTen
Specific characteristicsDataStax Enterprise is scale-out data infrastructure for enterprises that need to...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Zero downtime - Built on Apache...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must be massively and linearly scalable with 100% uptime and able...
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald's, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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