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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. MaxDB vs. TerarkDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  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 ScioreA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.41
Rank#100  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
Score3.73
Rank#74  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#319  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbmaxdb.sap.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperAmazonSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997Terark
Initial release200719842016
Current release7.9.09 (July 2018), 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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 automaticallyyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnoyesno
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 nodesyesMaster-slave replicationnone
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 integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
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-standardno

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