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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. HBase vs. Riak KV vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  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 ScioreWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeWide column storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.33
Rank#103  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
Score53.34
Rank#21  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score5.39
Rank#59  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score0.08
Rank#288  Overall
#47  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbhbase.apache.orgbasho.com/­products/­riak-kvstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbhbase.apache.org
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetBasho TechnologiesSTS Soft SC
Initial release2007200820092011
Current release2.2.0, June 20192.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaErlangC#
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free, schema definition possibleschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenooptions to bring your own types, AVROnoyes 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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynorestrictedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
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
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoCoprocessors in JavaJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersnoyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
selectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infolinks between data sets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)nono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
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 Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACnono

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