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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. Realm vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. Realm vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  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 ScioreMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)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
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.16
Rank#114  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score114.84
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score8.86
Rank#50  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score0.17
Rank#296  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessrealm.iogithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoftRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019STS Soft SC
Initial release2007199220142011
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20194.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++C#
Server operating systemshostedWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryno
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoChange Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnonenonenone
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)no infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003yesno
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon SimpleDBMicrosoft AccessRealmSTSdb
Specific characteristicsNow a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesRealm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosMobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersCathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsUsed 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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