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

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  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 methodA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeKey-value storeSearch engine
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
Score0.14
Rank#297  Overall
#15  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4github.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantwww.semi.technology/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperAmazonIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014STS Soft SCSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2007201020112017
Current release4.0.8, September 20151.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlangC#Go
Server operating systemshostedhostedWindows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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 infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON API.NET Client APIGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptnono
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneyes
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
Eventual 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 applicationno infoatomic operations within a document possiblenono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
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.nono
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 databasenoOpenID Connect Discovery
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