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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. GBase vs. LMDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonLMDB  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 ScioreWidely used RDBMS in China, including analytical, transactional, distributed transactional, and cloud-native data warehousing.A high performant, light-weight, embedded key-value database library
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.88
Rank#133  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Score1.05
Rank#186  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
Score2.09
Rank#121  Overall
#20  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.gbase.cnwww.symas.com/­symas-embedded-database-lmdb
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.lmdb.tech/­doc
DeveloperAmazonGeneral Data Technology Co., Ltd.Symas
Initial release200720042011
Current releaseGBase 8a, GBase 8s, GBase 8c0.9.32, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC, Java, PythonC
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoStandard with numerous extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
C API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Nim
Objective C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Swift
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationhorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash) and vertical partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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 integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACID
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesno

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