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

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  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 DataKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument 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
Score0.17
Rank#296  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
Score2.19
Rank#112  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbrealm.iogithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4pingcap.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbrealm.io/­docsdocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stable
DeveloperAmazonRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019STS Soft SCPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release2007201420112016
Current release4.0.8, September 20155.0.1, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC#Go, Rust
Server operating systemshostedAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
WindowsLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes 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 automaticallyyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API.NET Client APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C#
Java
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
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 applicationnonenonehorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnonenoneUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
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 integritynononono infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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 realmno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon SimpleDBRealmSTSdbTiDB
Specific characteristicsNow a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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TiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Competitive advantagesRealm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosMobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersCathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Shopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metricsUsed by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRealm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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