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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. EsgynDB vs. Lovefield vs. Weaviate

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonEsgynDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  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 ScioreEnterprise-class SQL-on-Hadoop solution, powered by Apache TrafodionEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.19
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.23
Rank#281  Overall
#130  Relational DBMS
Score0.27
Rank#275  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Score0.16
Rank#296  Overall
#16  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.esgyn.cngoogle.github.io/­lovefieldgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdwww.semi.technology/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperAmazonEsgynGoogleSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2007201520142017
Current release2.1.12, February 20171.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, JavaJavaScriptGo
Server operating systemshostedLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.NetJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored Proceduresnono
TriggersnonoUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication between multi datacentersnoneyes
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 ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoOpenID Connect Discovery
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