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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. OmniSci

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  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 high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.28
Rank#88  Overall
#17  Key-value stores
Score2.74
Rank#103  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperAmazonMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release20072016
Current releaseV4
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIThrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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-standard

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