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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. FaunaDB vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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 ScioreStrongly consistent database capable of global horizontal scale with a focus on operational simplicityKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.33
Rank#103  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
Score0.80
Rank#166  Overall
#25  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#80  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#288  Overall
#47  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbfauna.comstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbfauna.com/­documentation
DeveloperAmazonFauna, Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release200720142011
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageScalaC#
Server operating systemshostedLinuxWindows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 automaticallyyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP API.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationhorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMasterlessnone
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDno
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)Identity management, authentication, and access controlno
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Amazon SimpleDBFaunaDBSTSdb
Specific characteristicsServerless cloud database for modern applications Native GraphQL API High performance...
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Competitive advantagesDocument-relational interface: combines flexibility in modeling with flexibility...
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Typical application scenariosModern Javascript Apps Identity management Multi-tenant SaaS backend Social content...
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Key customersNextdoor ShiftX
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