Highly available and flexible non-relational data store

What is Amazon SimpleDB?

Developers simply store and query data items via web services requests and Amazon SimpleDB does the rest. Behind the scenes, Amazon SimpleDB creates and manages multiple geographically distributed replicas of your data automatically to enable high availability and data durability. Amazon SimpleDB provides a simple web services interface to create and store multiple data sets, query your data easily, and return the results. Your data is automatically indexed, making it easy to quickly find the information that you need. There is no need to pre-define a schema or change a schema if new data is added later. And scale-out is as simple as creating new domains, rather than building out new servers.

Amazon SimpleDB is a tool in the NoSQL Database as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who Uses Amazon SimpleDB?

7 companies use Amazon SimpleDB including Flipboard, Alexa, and TripTips.

Why people like Amazon SimpleDB

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Amazon SimpleDB.



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Amazon SimpleDB's Features

  • Amazon SimpleDB automatically manages infrastructure provisioning, hardware and software maintenance, replication and indexing of data items, and performance tuning.
  • Amazon SimpleDB automatically creates multiple geographically distributed copies of each data item you store.
  • You can also choose between consistent or eventually consistent read requests, gaining the flexibility to match read performance (latency and throughput) and consistency requirements to the demands of your application, or even disparate parts within your application.
  • A table in Amazon SimpleDB has a strict storage limitation of 10 GB and is limited in the request capacity it can achieve (typically under 25 writes/second). It is up to you to manage the partitioning and re-partitioning of your data over additional SimpleDB tables if you need additional scale.

Amazon SimpleDB's alternatives

  • Amazon DynamoDB - Fully managed NoSQL database service
  • Cloud Firestore - A New Document Database for Apps
  • Google Cloud Datastore - A Fully Managed NoSQL Data Storage Service
  • Azure Cosmos DB - A fully-managed, globally distributed NoSQL database service
  • Google Cloud Bigtable - The same database that powers Google Search, Gmail and Analytics

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