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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. SAP HANA vs. VelocityDB

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. SAP HANA vs. VelocityDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  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 ScioreIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.20
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score54.58
Rank#21  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#324  Overall
#32  Graph DBMS
#18  Object oriented DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbhelp.sap.com/­hanavelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperAmazonSAPVelocityDB Inc
Initial release200720102011
Current release2.0 SPS05 (June 26, 2020), June 20207.x
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno infoalso available as a cloud based serviceno
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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemshostedAppliance or cloud-serviceAny that supports .NET
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
.Net
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoSQLScript, Rno
TriggersnoyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
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
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesBased on Windows Authentication

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