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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. GigaSpaces InsightEdge vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Realm

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces InsightEdge  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  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 ScioreHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Document storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.25
Rank#116  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.52
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#13  Object oriented DBMS
Score4.25
Rank#86  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score9.20
Rank#52  Overall
#9  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.gigaspaces.comwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantrealm.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperAmazonGigaspaces TechnologiesIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Realm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release2007200020102014
Current release15.5, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetErlang
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
hostedAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes
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.no infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatanono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-99 for query and DML statementsnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersnoyes, event driven architectureyesyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYEventual ConsistencyImmediate 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 applicationACIDno infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic locking
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.yesnoyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Role-based access controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseyes
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Amazon SimpleDBGigaSpaces InsightEdgeIBM CloudantRealm
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Used by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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