What is Amazon SimpleDB?
Amazon SimpleDB is a distributed database service developed by Amazon.com in the Erlang programming language. Amazon SimpleDB was released on December 13, 2007 and is a component of Amazon Web Services (AWS) that works with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
Amazon SimpleDB makes cloud storage, processing, and query processing easy. The service is easy to use and offers most of the traditional database functionality, including real-time processing and simplified structured data queries.
Amazon SimpleDB features include:
Flexibility: Allows you to easily add new attributes without predefined data formats
Efficiency: Provides quick and easy data storage and retrieval
Scalability: Facilitates the creation of new domains to increase the volume of data
Easy Integration: Designed for easy integration with other Amazon web services such as Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3
Cost-effective: Users only pay for the resources they actually use. Amazon usage types include structured data storage, data storage, and machine utilization.
The following benefits of Amazon SimpleDB are available:
Operational complexity is eliminated.
No scheme is required.
A simple application programming interface (API) is used for access and storage.
Data is indexed automatically.
The administrative burden is reduced.
Amazon SimpleDB has several disadvantages, including weaker consistency and storage limits.