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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Hazelcast vs. IBM Cloudant vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Hazelcast vs. IBM Cloudant vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  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 ScioreA widely adopted in-memory data gridDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.10
Rank#122  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score10.38
Rank#48  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score3.26
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score0.01
Rank#359  Overall
#56  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbhazelcast.comwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbhazelcast.org/­imdg/­docscloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperAmazonHazelcastIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014STS Soft SC
Initial release2007200820102011
Current release5.1, March 20224.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaErlangC#
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMhostedWindows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes 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.yes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor ServicesView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyes infoEventsyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoReplicated MapMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
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 Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedno infoatomic operations within a document possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Role-based access controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseno

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