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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Google Search Appliance vs. Riak KV

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  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 ScioreThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Distributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engineKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.46
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
Score2.77
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score5.47
Rank#58  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlriak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbsupport.google.com/­gsa
DeveloperAmazonGoogleBasho Technologies
Initial release200720022009
Current release2.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono
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 automaticallyrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replicationselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)User authentication via various security protocolsno

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