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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. mSQL vs. RRDtool

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. mSQL vs. RRDtool

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  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 ScioremSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSIndustry 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.
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.10
Rank#122  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score1.74
Rank#134  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Score2.43
Rank#116  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbhughestech.com.au/­products/­msqloss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledboss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperAmazonHughes TechnologiesTobias Oetiker
Initial release200719941999
Current release4.4, October 20211.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesNumeric data only
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 automaticallyyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnonenone
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
nonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesnoyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)nono

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