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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. IBM Db2 Event Store

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  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 ScioreDistributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use cases
Primary database modelKey-value storeEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.19
Rank#103  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score0.22
Rank#250  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#17  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.ibm.biz/­eventstore
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_1.1.2/­eventstore/­welcome.html
DeveloperAmazonIBM
Initial release20072017
Current release1.1.3
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, Scala
Server operating systemshostedLinux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer addition
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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 automaticallyno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtime
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP API
JDBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
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 nodesyesActive-active shard replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesNo - written data is immutable
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replication
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)User level access control

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