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

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

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoSpock  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 ScioreSpatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scaleAnalytic DBMS for HadoopKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.25
Rank#116  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.23
Rank#280  Overall
#129  Relational DBMS
Score18.93
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#303  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgeospock.comwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.geospock.com/­Content/­Home.htmdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.html
DeveloperAmazonGeoSpockClouderaSTS Soft SC
Initial release200720132011
Current release2.0, September 20193.4.0, April 20204.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, JavascriptC++C#
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinuxWindows
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 automaticallytemporal, categoricalyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBCJDBC
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 applicationAutomatic shardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
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 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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users can be defined per tableAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosno

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