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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Datomic

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  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 ScioreDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durability
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.36
Rank#98  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score1.92
Rank#109  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.datomic.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.datomic.com
DeveloperAmazonCognitect
Initial release20072012
Current release0.9.5951, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageJava, Clojure
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeyes
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 SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoTransaction Functions
TriggersnoBy using transaction functions
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peers
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peers
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 Consistency
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 applicationACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes inforecommended only for testing and development
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)no

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