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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Realm vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Realm vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  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 ScioreGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceA 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 storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Document storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.16
Rank#114  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score36.87
Rank#26  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score8.86
Rank#50  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score0.17
Rank#296  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbrealm.iogithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoftRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019STS Soft SC
Initial release2007201420142011
Current release4.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemshostedhostedAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoJSON typesyesyes 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 automaticallyyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScriptno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryno
TriggersnoJavaScriptyes infoChange Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Bounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
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)Access rights can be defined down to the item levelyesno
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon SimpleDBMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBRealmSTSdb
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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