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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Graphite

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  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 ScioreData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called Whisper
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.48
Rank#112  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score4.64
Rank#78  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-web
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgraphite.readthedocs.io
DeveloperAmazonChris Davis
Initial release20072006
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePython
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoNumeric 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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
Sockets
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnone
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
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
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 datayesyes infolocking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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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