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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. OpenQM

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. OpenQM

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonOpenQM infoalso called QM  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 ScioreMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSQpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning, multi-value DBMS
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.43
Rank#122  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Score924.35
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.43
Rank#276  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.openqm.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverwww.openqm.com/­support/­documentation
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoftMartin Phillips
Initial release200719891993
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 20193.4-12
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infowith some exceptions
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
Basic
C
Java
Objective C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionyes
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 ConsistencyImmediate 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 applicationACIDACID
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.yes
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-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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