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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Hive vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonHive  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 warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.17
Rank#111  Overall
#20  Key-value stores
Score76.19
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#290  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbhive.apache.orggithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Home
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookSTS Soft SC
Initial release200720122011
Current release3.1.2, August 20194.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC#
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMWindows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
PHP
Python
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
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 datayesyesyes
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)Access rights for users, groups and rolesno

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