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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  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 ScioreColumnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.19
Rank#103  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score22.55
Rank#29  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.vertica.com/­documentation/­vertica
DeveloperAmazonVertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release20072005
Current releaseVertica Analytics Platform 9.2.x, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno infoavailable on Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
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.yes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyno infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIKafka
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
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
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; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon SimpleDBVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsColumnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosCommunication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersAbiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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