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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. GeoMesa vs. NuoDB

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. GeoMesa vs. NuoDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  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.NuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactions
Primary database modelKey-value storeSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.65
Rank#117  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score1.06
Rank#201  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score1.16
Rank#190  Overall
#91  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.geomesa.orgnuodb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmldoc.nuodb.com
DeveloperAmazonCCRi and othersNuoDB, Inc.
Initial release200720142013
Current release3.4.1, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageScalaC++
Server operating systemshostedhosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava, SQL
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationdepending on storage layerdata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/written
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesdepending on storage layeryes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
depending on storage layerImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnoACID infotunable commit protocol
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC
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.depending on storage layeryes infoTemporary table
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 storageStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Users

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