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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. STSdb vs. Tarantool

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTarantool  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 CouchDBKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodIn-memory database with an integrated application server
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeKey-value storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS infowith Tarantool/GIS extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.20
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score3.84
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score0.08
Rank#306  Overall
#45  Key-value stores
Score1.65
Rank#134  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4www.tarantool.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantwww.tarantool.io/­en/­doc
DeveloperAmazonIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014STS Soft SCMail.ru Group
Initial release2007201020112008
Current release4.0.8, September 20152.4.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangC#C and C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedWindowsBSD
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free, schema definition possible
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)string, double, decimal, uuid, integer, blob, 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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoFull-featured ANSI SQL support
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON API.NET Client APIOpen binary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C#
Java
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptnoLua, C and SQL stored procedures
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnoneHash sharding based on virtual buckets
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes, with SQL
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 possiblenoACID, read commited
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes, cooperative multitasking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes, regular snapshots on disk, write ahead logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes, full featured in-memory storage engine with persistence
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 databasenoAccess rights for users and roles

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