Amazon’s SimpleDB vs. Google’s Bigtable

by Ronny W
As technology grows each day, there are more and more people that are connected with the world. More and more people depend on being connected with the world. “Cloud Computing can be defined as a service or a platform, or an operating system over the Internet to perform tasks. Database has become a part and parcel of life and is being used in almost every computer application” (Ramanathan, 2001). The article talks about Amazon’s SimpleDB and Google’s Bigtable. It talked about the services each provide. Also it talked about the architecture, advantages, and its limitations of these two cloud database. Overall there isn’t one that is better than the other, it all depends on the needs of the user.

To tie in this article with what we learned in the class. This article mentioned about RDBMS which is something we just worked our project on. It talked about schema which is also something we did during the forward engineering process. Query was also mentioned in this article. Query is one of those basic function a database should all have.

I agree with what the article. There isn’t a specific cloud database here that is better than the other. Each database that was mentioned in the articles have their distinct architecture, advantages and limitations. It really depends on what the user need. Finding out what each user needs will be easier to recommend either to use Amazon’s SimpleDB or Google’s Bigtable.

Ramanathan, S. (2001, December). Comparison of cloud database: Amazon’s simpledb and google’s      bigtable . Recent trends in information systems (retis), 2011 international conference.

2 thoughts on “Amazon’s SimpleDB vs. Google’s Bigtable”

  1. I agree that no cloud computing service is better than the others because some people like dropbox and it does not work for me. People have different preferences and maybe the architecture that Google Drive uses it may be suitable for company X but it will not be suitable for company Y. I believe that the future of databases are in the cloud despite the security issues that people fear.

  2. I think that comparing clouding computing service depends on the what each cloud service offer to its customers. Trying to compare cloud service any other way seems like an impossible task. People would tend to have different preferences and bias toward the brand that they would like the most.

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