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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Graphite vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Graphite vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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 WhisperKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.18
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score5.09
Rank#71  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score0.16
Rank#298  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgraphite.readthedocs.io
DeveloperAmazonChris DavisSTS Soft SC
Initial release200720062011
Current release4.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languagePythonC#
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoNumeric data onlyyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 automaticallynono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
Sockets
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
none
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 datayesyes infolockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)nono

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