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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. TimesTen

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. TimesTen

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  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 ScioreCloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.In-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.74
Rank#118  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score11.51
Rank#45  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score2.14
Rank#138  Overall
#68  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperAmazonGoogleOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release200720171998
Current release11 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud FunctionsPL/SQL
Triggersnoyes, with Cloud Functionsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
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. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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