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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. PostGIS vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. PostGIS vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  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 ScioreSpatial extension of PostgreSQLKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeSpatial DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.18
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score30.71
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.16
Rank#298  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbpostgis.netgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperAmazonSTS Soft SC
Initial release200720052011
Current release3.1.4, September 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCC#
Server operating systemshostedWindows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes 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.yes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
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 integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDno
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yes infobased on PostgreSQLno

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