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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Druid vs. HBase vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonDruid  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  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 ScioreOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Wide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.46
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
Score1.91
Rank#117  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score52.95
Rank#20  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score5.75
Rank#57  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbdruid.apache.orghbase.apache.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designhbase.apache.orghelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperAmazonMetamarkets Group and contributorsApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2007201220081992
Current release2.2.0, June 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Unix
Linux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-free, schema definition possibleyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL support via Apache Calcite adapternoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJSON over HTTPJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoCoprocessors in Javayes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate 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 applicationnoSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)no infoavailable via extensionsAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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