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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Dgraph vs. Google BigQuery

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  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 and scalable native Graph DBMSLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tables
Primary database modelKey-value storeGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.88
Rank#133  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Score1.53
Rank#152  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
Score58.10
Rank#19  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbdgraph.iocloud.google.com/­bigquery
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdgraph.io/­docscloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docs
DeveloperAmazonDgraph Labs, Inc.Google
Initial release200720162010
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 automaticallyyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIGraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions infoin JavaScript
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSynchronous replication via Raft
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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 integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDno infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying data
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)no infoPlanned for future releasesAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) on dataset, table or view level infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)

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