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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Geode vs. Kinetica vs. LevelDB vs. TerarkDB

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Geode vs. Kinetica vs. LevelDB vs. TerarkDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonLevelDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  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 ScioreGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsEmbeddable fast key-value storage library that provides an ordered mapping from string keys to string valuesA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeRelational DBMSKey-value storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.20
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score1.62
Rank#137  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score0.74
Rank#202  Overall
#99  Relational DBMS
Score2.94
Rank#101  Overall
#17  Key-value stores
Score0.01
Rank#344  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgeode.apache.orgwww.kinetica.comgithub.com/­google/­leveldbgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgeode.apache.org/­docswww.kinetica.com/­docsgithub.com/­google/­leveldb/­blob/­master/­doc/­index.mdgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperAmazonOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.KineticaGoogleTerark
Initial release20072002201220112016
Current release1.1, February 20177.1, August 20211.23, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as GemfirecommercialOpen Source infoBSDcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++C++C++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredLinuxIllumos
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesnono
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynoyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (OQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Go
Java info3rd party binding
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Python info3rd party binding
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsuser defined functionsnono
Triggersnoyes infoCache Event Listenersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationyes, on a single nodenonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infowith automatic compression on writesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights per client and object definableAccess rights for users and roles on table levelnono
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Amazon SimpleDBGeodeKineticaLevelDBTerarkDB
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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