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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. MariaDB vs. Realm vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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 ScioreMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. MariaDB ColumnStore provides a column-oriented storage engine and MariaDB Xpand supports distributed SQL.A DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.19
Rank#114  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score97.98
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score9.58
Rank#47  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.18
Rank#297  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbmariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
realm.iogithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­libraryrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperAmazonMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Realm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019STS Soft SC
Initial release2007200920142011
Current release10.6.3, July 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availableOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C#
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoDynamic columns are supportedyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3no inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryno
Triggersnoyesyes infoChange Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationseveral options for horizontal partitioning and Shardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infowith MEMORY storage engineyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesno
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon SimpleDBMariaDBRealmSTSdb
Specific characteristicsMariaDB is the most powerful open source relational database – modern SQL and JSON...
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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesMariaDB has many features unavailable in other open source relational databases....
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosWeb, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersDeutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens Featured...
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsMariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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Used by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRealm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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