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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Impala vs. Interbase vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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 ScioreAnalytic DBMS for HadoopLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.25
Rank#116  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score18.93
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score6.66
Rank#60  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#303  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasegithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbase
DeveloperAmazonClouderaEmbarcaderoSTS Soft SC
Initial release2007201319842011
Current release3.4.0, April 2020InterBase 2020, December 20194.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++CC#
Server operating systemshostedLinuxAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 infoexport as XML data possible
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageno
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factorInterbase Change Viewsnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
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 integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes
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)Access rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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