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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Datastax Enterprise vs. Heroic vs. Microsoft Access

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  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.Time Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)
Primary database modelKey-value storeWide column storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.58
Rank#110  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score8.51
Rank#48  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score0.51
Rank#226  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Score118.45
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisespotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.datastax.comspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperAmazonDataStaxSpotifyMicrosoft
Initial release2007201120141992
Current release6.8, April 20201902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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 automaticallyyesyes infovia Elasticsearchyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersnoyesnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infono "single point of failure"Shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingyesnone
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
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
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 infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
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 objectno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003
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Amazon SimpleDBDatastax EnterpriseHeroicMicrosoft Access
Specific characteristicsDataStax Enterprise is scale-out data infrastructure for enterprises that need to...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Zero downtime - Built on Apache...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must be massively and linearly scalable with 100% uptime and able...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald's, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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