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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Elasticsearch vs. NSDb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  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 ScioreA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of Kubernetes
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engineTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.57
Rank#115  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score151.07
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.00
Rank#381  Overall
#36  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchnsdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlnsdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperAmazonElastic
Initial release200720102017
Current release7.8.0, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoElastic LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJava, Scala
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, string
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 automaticallyyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' feature
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allEventual 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 applicationnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesUsing Apache Lucene
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integration
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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