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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Impala vs. NuoDB vs. Prometheus

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  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 HadoopNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactionsOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring system
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.57
Rank#115  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score17.68
Rank#40  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score1.19
Rank#184  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
Score6.31
Rank#67  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlnuodb.comprometheus.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldoc.nuodb.comprometheus.io/­docs
DeveloperAmazonClouderaNuoDB, Inc.
Initial release2007201320132015
Current release4.1.0, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++Go
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesNumeric data only
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.nonono infoImport of 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
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceJava, SQLno
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingdata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtenSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factoryes infoManaged transparently by NuoDByes infoby Federation
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 Consistencynone
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 applicationnoACID infotunable commit protocolno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCCyes
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 infoTemporary tableno
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 KerberosStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Usersno

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