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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Google BigQuery vs. Prometheus

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  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 ScioreLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring system
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.43
Rank#122  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Score55.69
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score6.29
Rank#66  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbcloud.google.com/­bigqueryprometheus.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docsprometheus.io/­docs
DeveloperAmazonGoogle
Initial release200720102015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesNumeric data only
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 infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions infoin JavaScriptno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoby Federation
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying datano
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access privileges (owner, writer, reader) on dataset, table or view level infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)no

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