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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. XAP

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  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 ScioreHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.36
Rank#98  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score0.75
Rank#169  Overall
#25  Document stores
#29  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.gigaspaces.com/­product/­xap
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperAmazonGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release20072000
Current release14.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersnoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
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)Role-based access control

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