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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. KeyDB vs. mSQL

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. KeyDB vs. mSQL

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonKeyDB  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  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 protocolsmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMS
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.85
Rank#138  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score0.71
Rank#226  Overall
#33  Key-value stores
Score1.27
Rank#167  Overall
#77  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­Snapchat/­KeyDB
keydb.dev
hughestech.com.au/­products/­msql
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.keydb.dev
DeveloperAmazonEQ Alpha Technology Ltd.Hughes Technologies
Initial release200720191994
Current release4.4, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD-3commercial infofree licenses can be provided
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemshostedLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
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 SQLnonoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggers
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocoJDBC
ODBC
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
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoLuano
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
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
none
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 datayesyesno
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 ACLno

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