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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. IBM Cloudant

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  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 ScioreDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.20
Rank#115  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score3.71
Rank#89  Overall
#15  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudant
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperAmazonIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release20072010
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono
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 automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno infoatomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic locking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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)Access rights for users can be defined per database

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