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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. Realm vs. RRDtool vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Realm vs. RRDtool vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  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 ScioreA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeTime Series DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.16
Rank#114  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score8.86
Rank#50  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score2.43
Rank#108  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#296  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbrealm.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbrealm.io/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperAmazonRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019Tobias OetikerSTS Soft SC
Initial release2007201419992011
Current release1.7.2, May 20194.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSSOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# availableC#
Server operating systemshostedAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesNumeric data onlyyes 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.nono infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIin-process shared library
Pipes
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessarynono
Triggersnoyes infoChange Listenersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnonenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistencynone
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 applicationACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemonyes
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 realmyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesnono
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon SimpleDBRealmRRDtoolSTSdb
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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