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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. KeyDB vs. Microsoft Azure AI Search

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. KeyDB vs. Microsoft Azure AI Search

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonKeyDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure AI Search  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 ScioreAn ultra-fast, open source Key-value store fully compatible with Redis API, modules, and protocolsSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app development
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.88
Rank#139  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score0.80
Rank#219  Overall
#31  Key-value stores
Score5.71
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­Snapchat/­KeyDB
keydb.dev
azure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­search
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.keydb.devlearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­search
DeveloperAmazonEQ Alpha Technology Ltd.Microsoft
Initial release200720192015
Current releaseV1
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD-3commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenopartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesyes
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 automaticallyyes infoby using the Redis Search moduleyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocoRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
C#
Java
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoLuano
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logsyes
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)simple password-based access control and ACLyes infousing Azure authentication

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