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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Graph Engine vs. LevelDB

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Graph Engine vs. LevelDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonLevelDB  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 ScioreA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineEmbeddable fast key-value storage library that provides an ordered mapping from string keys to string values
Primary database modelKey-value storeGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.99
Rank#145  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
Score0.68
Rank#242  Overall
#21  Graph DBMS
#35  Key-value stores
Score3.51
Rank#100  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.graphengine.iogithub.com/­google/­leveldb
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualgithub.com/­google/­leveldb/­blob/­main/­doc/­index.md
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoftGoogle
Initial release200720102011
Current release1.23, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation language.NET and CC++
Server operating systemshosted.NETIllumos
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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 automaticallyno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
C++
Go
Java info3rd party binding
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Python info3rd party binding
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationhorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
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 applicationnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storageyes infowith automatic compression on writes
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)no

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