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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Realm vs. Splice Machine vs. STSdb vs. TimesTen

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  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 DataOpen-Source SQL RDBMS for Operational and Analytical use cases with native Machine Learning, powered by Hadoop and SparkKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational 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
Score0.79
Rank#197  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#300  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Score1.85
Rank#125  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbrealm.iosplicemachine.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4www.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbrealm.io/­docsdoc.splicemachine.comdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperAmazonRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019Splice MachineSTS Soft SCOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release20072014201420111998
Current release3.1, March 20214.0.8, September 201511 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageJavaC#
Server operating systemshostedAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
WindowsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes
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
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
Native Spark Datasource
ODBC
.NET Client APIJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
R
Scala
C#
Java
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryyes infoJavanoPL/SQL
Triggersnoyes infoChange Listenersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnoneShared Nothhing Auto-Sharding, Columnar Partitioningnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoYes, via Full Spark Integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
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)yesAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon SimpleDBRealmSplice MachineSTSdbTimesTen
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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