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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Hypertable vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Manticore Search

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

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonManticore Search  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 CouchDBMulti-storage database for search, including full-text search.
Primary database modelKey-value storeWide column storeDocument storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS infousing the Manticore Columnar Library
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.74
Rank#118  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score4.35
Rank#94  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score0.30
Rank#327  Overall
#24  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantmanticoresearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantmanual.manticoresearch.com
DeveloperAmazonHypertable Inc.IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Manticore Software
Initial release2007200920102017
Current release0.9.8.11, March 20164.2, December 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageC++ErlangC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeFixed schema
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenononoInt, Bigint, Float, Timestamp, Bit, Int array, Bigint array, JSON, Boolean
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.noCan index from XML
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIC++ API
Thrift
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIBinary API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP/SQL API
SQL over MySQL
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
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptuser defined functions
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor on file system levelMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Synchronous replication based on Galera library
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 ConsistencyEventual 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 applicationnono infoatomic operations within a document possibleyes infoisolated transactions for atomic changes and binary logging for safe writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Manticore index.
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 databaseno

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