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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. VelocityDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  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 ScioreA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelKey-value storeGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.19
Rank#103  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score0.07
Rank#306  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperAmazonVelocityDB Inc
Initial release20072011
Current release7.x
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemshostedAny that supports .NET
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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 automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API.Net
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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)Based on Windows Authentication

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