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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. SiriDB

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. SiriDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonSiriDB  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 ScioreAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformOpen Source Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.86
Rank#132  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Score4.06
Rank#71  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#378  Overall
#40  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbcloud.google.com/­datastoresiridb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsdocs.siridb.com
DeveloperAmazonGoogleCesbit
Initial release200720082017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes, details hereyes infoNumeric data
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 SQLnoSQL-like query language (GQL)no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnousing Google App Engineno
TriggersnoCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication using Paxosyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of Transactionsno
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)simple rights management via user accounts

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