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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Interbase vs. STSdb vs. WakandaDB

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

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonWakandaDB  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 ScioreLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodWakandaDB is embedded in a server that provides a REST API and a server-side javascript engine to access data
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSKey-value storeObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.25
Rank#116  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score6.66
Rank#60  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#303  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Score0.06
Rank#319  Overall
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasegithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4wakanda.github.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedoc.wakanda.org/­home2.en.html#/­Datastore/­Introduction.200-588937.en.html
DeveloperAmazonEmbarcaderoSTS Soft SCWakanda SAS
Initial release2007198420112012
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20194.0.8, September 20152.7.0 (AprilĀ 29, 2019), 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoAGPLv3, extended 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 languageCC#C++, JavaScript
Server operating systemshostedAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
WindowsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes
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 infoexport as XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client APIRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languagenoyes
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesInterbase Change Viewsnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoyes

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