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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. TimesTen vs. XTDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  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 RDBMS compatible to OracleA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.48
Rank#125  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score2.02
Rank#140  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#349  Overall
#50  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.htmlgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1xtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazonOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005Juxt Ltd.
Initial release200719982019
Current release11 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)1.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageClojure
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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 SQLnoyeslimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoPL/SQLno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, each node contains all data
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 Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
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 persistentyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpointsyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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