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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Lovefield vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  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 ScioreEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.46
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
Score0.27
Rank#247  Overall
#115  Relational DBMS
Score5.75
Rank#57  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperAmazonGoogleSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release200720141992
Current release2.1.12, February 201717, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersnoUsing read-only observersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infousing MemoryDByes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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