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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. Typesense

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. Typesense

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure AI Search  Xexclude from comparisonTypesense  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 ScioreSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentA typo-tolerant, in-memory search engine optimized for instant search-as-you-type experiences and developer productivity
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engineSearch engine
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.86
Rank#132  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Score5.68
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.70
Rank#224  Overall
#16  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchtypesense.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledblearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchtypesense.org/­docs
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoft
Initial release200720152015
Current releaseV1
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free infopre-defined schema optional
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Python
.Net infocommunity maintained
Clojure infocommunity maintained
Dart infocommunity maintained
Go infocommunity maintained
Java infocommunity maintained
JavaScript
Perl infocommunity maintained
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust infocommunity maintained
Swift infocommunity maintained
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replication using RAFT
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 integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnono
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)yes infousing Azure authentication

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