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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Hypertable vs. TimescaleDB vs. VelocityDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  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 HadoopA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQLA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelKey-value storeWide column storeTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.74
Rank#118  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score4.51
Rank#88  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score0.19
Rank#356  Overall
#35  Graph DBMS
#20  Object oriented DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.timescale.comvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.timescale.comvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperAmazonHypertable Inc.TimescaleVelocityDB Inc
Initial release2007200920172011
Current release0.9.8.11, March 20162.6.0, February 20227.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++CC#
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Linux
OS X
Windows
Any that supports .NET
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenononumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data typesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIC++ API
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
.Net
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shellno
TriggersnonoyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor on file system levelSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnoACIDACID
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardBased on Windows Authentication

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