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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. searchxml vs. Splunk

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  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 ScioreDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application serverAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.75
Rank#108  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score0.01
Rank#340  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#19  Search engines
Score87.00
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.searchxml.net/­category/­productswww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handoutsdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAmazoninformationpartners gmbhSplunk Inc.
Initial release200720152003
Current release1.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedWindowsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
HTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIsC#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoon the application serveryes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infosychronisation to multiple collectionsMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationmultiple readers, single writerno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Domain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application servicesAccess rights for users and roles

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