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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. GridDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  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 ScioreScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.19
Rank#103  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score0.48
Rank#203  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgriddb.net
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgriddb.net/­en/­docs/­documents/­1-1_what-is-griddb.php
DeveloperAmazonToshiba Corporation
Initial release20072013
Current release4.2, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestamp
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 automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL92 (advanced edition only), SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobs
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containers
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 applicationACID at container level
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 can be defined per database
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Amazon SimpleDBGridDB
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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