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

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  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 methodDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.19
Rank#114  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score9.58
Rank#47  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.18
Rank#297  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Score1.66
Rank#135  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbrealm.iogithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4www.voltdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbrealm.io/­docsdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperAmazonRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019STS Soft SCVoltDB Inc.
Initial release2007201420112010
Current release4.0.8, September 201510.1, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC#Java, C++
Server operating systemshostedAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
WindowsLinux
OS X infofor development
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API.NET Client APIJava API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C#
Java
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessarynoJava
Triggersnoyes infoChange Listenersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnonenoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDnoACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesnoUsers and roles with access to stored procedures
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon SimpleDBRealmSTSdbVoltDB
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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