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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Hypertable vs. IBM Cloudant

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Hypertable vs. IBM Cloudant

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB
Primary database modelKey-value storeWide column storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.57
Rank#115  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score3.85
Rank#94  Overall
#18  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudant
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperAmazonHypertable Inc.IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release200720092010
Current release0.9.8.11, March 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageC++Erlang
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonono
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 automaticallyrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIC++ API
Thrift
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor on file system levelMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyEventual 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 infoatomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic locking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)noAccess rights for users can be defined per database

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