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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Manticore Search vs. PostgreSQL

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonManticore Search  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  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 ScioreMulti-storage database for search, including full-text search.Widely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engineRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS infousing the Manticore Columnar LibraryDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.11
Rank#123  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score0.07
Rank#326  Overall
#20  Search engines
Score615.29
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbmanticoresearch.comwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbmanual.manticoresearch.comwww.postgresql.org/­docs
DeveloperAmazonManticore SoftwarePostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release200720171989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release4.2, December 202114.3, May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeFixed schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoInt, Bigint, Float, Timestamp, Bit, Int array, Bigint array, JSON, Booleanyes
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.Can index from XMLyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIBinary API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP/SQL API
SQL over MySQL
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSynchronous replication based on Galera librarySource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
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 integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationyes infoisolated transactions for atomic changes and binary logging for safe writesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Manticore index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
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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