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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Realm vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. SpatiaLite vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  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 DataRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsSpatial extension of SQLiteKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.20
Rank#115  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score9.29
Rank#50  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score5.68
Rank#65  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score1.96
Rank#121  Overall
#2  Spatial DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#300  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbrealm.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­indexgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbrealm.io/­docshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywherewww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperAmazonRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019SAP infoformerly SybaseAlessandro FurieriSTS Soft SC
Initial release20072014199220082011
Current release17, July 20155.0.0, August 20204.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageC++C#
Server operating systemshostedAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-lessWindows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesyes 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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
.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
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlnono
Triggersnoyes infoChange Listenersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnonenonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
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 integritynonoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoIn-Memory realmyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon SimpleDBRealmSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereSpatiaLiteSTSdb
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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