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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. LokiJS vs. Netezza vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. LokiJS vs. Netezza vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  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 ScioreIn-memory JavaScript DBMSData warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystemsRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score2.09
Rank#123  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score0.53
Rank#233  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score18.93
Rank#38  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score5.62
Rank#72  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSwww.ibm.com/­products/­netezzawww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbtechfort.github.io/­LokiJShelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperAmazonIBMSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2007201420001992
Current release17, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux infoincluded in applianceAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes infovia viewsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScriptC
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions in JavaScriptyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
noneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)noUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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