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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. GeoMesa vs. Impala vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. GeoMesa vs. Impala vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  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 ScioreGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Analytic DBMS for HadoopKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.20
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.81
Rank#189  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score18.71
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#306  Overall
#45  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.geomesa.orgwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmldocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.html
DeveloperAmazonCCRi and othersClouderaSTS Soft SC
Initial release2007201420132011
Current release3.1.1, January 20214.0.0, July 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageScalaC++C#
Server operating systemshostedLinuxWindows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes 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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceno
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationdepending on storage layerShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesdepending on storage layerselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
depending on storage layerEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnonono
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.depending on storage layerno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosno

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