Amazon Web Services

Amazon SimpleDB

4.5 / 5 33 reviews


Average Ratings

33 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web

Vendor Details

  • Amazon Web Services
  • aws.amazon.com
  • United States

About Amazon SimpleDB

Amazon SimpleDB is a highly available and flexible non-relational data store that offloads the work of database administration.


Amazon SimpleDB Features

  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Security
  • Database Conversion
  • Mobile Access
  • NOSQL
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Relational
  • Virtualization

Amazon SimpleDB Reviews Recently Reviewed!


It was very quick to get up and going with SimpleDB.

Jul 20, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The speed of deployment and ease of use ranks very high. It is very convenient to have this service as part of the suite of AWS services.

Cons: There should be an easy way to migrate to and from this data source. This helps clients and customers to be portable.

Overall: Quick deployment, and ease of use. Great value for the price point. The simplicity of the service is greatly appreciated; well worth it.

We use Amazon as our hosting solution and it works great

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The pricing is very reasonable, and it very easy for our tech team to setup more servers if needed.

Cons: Overall is it a great service for any online business, wish they had more servers in Canada and Europe.

Cheap NoSQL solution for small projects

Jun 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's cheap and it's really easy to use, fully managed NoSQL solution. If you'r starting new project or if your project will not require extream scalability and huge datasets Amazon SimpleDB could be great alternative to DynamoDB or other NoSQL databases. It's developer friendly with great documentation and REST API.

Cons: Pricing model is little bizarre and even with amazon cost calculator hard to predict. 25 writes per second could be a no-go for some projects.

Overall: Cheap and simple NoSQL database for my personal projects.

Amazon SimpleDB is the best service for DBMS

Jun 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Amazon SimpleDB is not much very costly to start the project. The security of your data is extremely satisfied provides by Amazon. We can handle our data without any Database Administrator.

Cons: Standard package provides very less data space so it is not suitable for low bugged small projects. It can't handle large SQL queries.

Received email that was "Amazon", when we open it ask that we take a survey.

Nov 01, 2017
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Amazon has great features for shopping and a large selection to choose from! Have made quite a few purchases since I started using (and paying for Prime).

Cons: The software is like most others, our email is given out to companies that contract through Amazon.

Overall: Some free services have applied (shipping, etc.) Also the benefit of buyer beware, just because friends and family always think they are getting the best deal but there are times when things cost more.

SimpleDB provides simple persistence and query service for applications running on the Amazon EC2

Dec 07, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: No database administrators needed; almost 100% uptime promised
It is a mature NoSQL product
Easy to scale

The speed of deployment and ease of use ranks very high.
It is very convenient to have this service as part of the suite of AWS services.
Response time is very less and Easy to manage
It is very easy to work because, AWS provides SDK for development.

Cons: There should be an easy way to migrate to and from this data source. This helps clients and customers to be portable.No Proper standardization,

Overall: easy deployment, cost effective, high speed, database backup and restore data easily and reliable.

A simple database storage solution that allows developers to simply store. its very useful for me

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: saving time
useful
easier to use
It is a mature NoSQL product
Easy to scale
the speed of deployment and ease of use ranks very high.

Cons: in my own opinion it should be a way to migrate to and from this data source that were more easy than now

The default choice if using AWS Already

Mar 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Given that it is a part of AWS it's unsurprising but still nice, just how well integrated it is to the rest of AWS.

Overall: It will take you quite a while to get to grips with it due to a disapointing lack of tutorials or reference materials available.

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Like the rest of AWS, the product is great but the setup is annoying

Jan 09, 2018
3/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Amazon SimpleDB is like the rest of AWS, mostly cheap, full of quite useful features and in overall almost better than many of it's competitors.

Cons: Unfortunately like the rest of AWS, Amazon SimpleDB has slow customer service, long first-time setup and a charge during account validation.

Overall: This software somewhat helped me launch many products into the market even though I rarely used it directly.

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Easy to scale and store the simple data

Nov 13, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to scale
Response time is very less
Easy to manage
Easy to work with because, AWS provides SDK for development
It is very cheap

Cons: Now it is obsolate and migrated to DynamoDB
It would be good, if AWS keeps it alive.
No Proper standardisation

Overall: No more available for the new users. Now it is better to go with DynamoDB

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Excellent product that helps both buyers and sellers, offers quality products at the best price.

May 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about this product is its ease of use which allows you to have an optimized access to the databases, it is flexible and the best that is safe offering a good encryption of the data and control of certain domains of websites.

Cons: Without a doubt, it is a good product with excellent technical support and quality, nothing negative about the product.

Overall: The best benefits in reference of this software meets its functionalities is safe, flexible and reliable.

This was used to try to help store data and organize my businesses data.

May 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I liked the tiered system for GB data use. They also have a free tier which allows you to begin to try out the program and test out if it is right for your business.

Cons: I did not like the poor customer support, it seemed very hard to get into contact with a non-automated person to help with the situations such as software glitches.

Overall: There are definite pros and cons to this software. If you just try the free version, you will quickly find out if it is for your business.

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The distributed database you need to use if you use AWS

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Pretty much the reason why you use this is because it is a part of Amazon Web Services. It is used along side Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and Amazon S3. There is a free tier available to try it out or use for small loads. Transfers are also free within the AWS eco system.

Cons: Not really a con, more like a limitation - it provides eventual consistency. It makes it harder to write programs against. But that is what you typically see with large scale distributed databases. You sacrifice consistency for availability. Only you would know if this would work for you.

Really good NoSql database with very robust structure. Really Recommended.

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 1. Cheapest Among all the clouds. Very good structure.
2. Best in class DbaaS . Quick documentation

Cons: 1. Adding more third party important API Support is good.
2. Also Adding more Robust backup will be good.

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Best customizable DB

Jan 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The best part is the API related to this DB is quite a user-friendly with other code snippets, and the codes are easily available

Cons: Most of the features are Paid one they should initiate a learner program for students or enterprises who are new to these fields.

Amazon¿s RDS is a cloud service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational db

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Gives you access to the capabilities of a familiar MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, or PostgreSQL database engine.
Scripts, applications, and tools you already use with your existing databases can be used with Amazon RDS.
Automatically patches the AWS database software and backs up your data.

Cons: Deploying a highly available (HA), scalable web application can be complex and expensive. RDB can provide you with a relatively straightforward and inexpensive solution. To provide high availability, you simply select Multi-AZ (Multiple Availability Zones) for your AWS database during configuration

We use Amazon as our hosting solution and it works great.

Apr 25, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Amazon SimpleDB is a distributed database that has been helpful for deploying in EC2 and S3 web services.

Cons: We have not used Amazon SimpleDB for a long time, so We did not find any issues yet while using the Amazon SimpleDB.

Amazon is a leader for a reason

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Amazing functionality, huge array of features
Integrates well with amazons app suite
Very helpful guides and tips on how to set things up

Cons: Missing a few small features here and there
Have to rely on amazon to handle your data
Filling the character limit

It was great experience persisting my data with amazon simpledb.

Mar 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It makes it easy to create amd store my lambdas and is very fast to interact with. Also simple to use.

Cons: The pricing is little too much sometimes and id like it to make it a easier pack for university students.

benefit is the basis of its service

Feb 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The data that you store in SimpleDB can be accessed from the Internet and from EC2. The security of that data is vital for many applications, while the security of the underlying web services account should be important to everyone. To protect data integrity, access to SimpleDB, no matter what type, is protected by account credentials. Every request must provide the correct and authorized digital signature(s) or else it is rejected with an error code.

Cons: There are still some modifications that could be done to high request load handling. There are some instances when you notice a severe latency all determined by the load at hand, but could be more efficient in its request handling.

Overall: Great strides have been made in cloud computing and storage. Amazon's simpledb packages a great performing product with some specialized support on hand at your request.

Amazon-SimpleDB

Dec 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Comments: Amazon SimpleDB is a web service for running queries on structured data in real time. This service works in close conjunction with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), collectively providing the ability to store, process and query data sets in the cloud. These services are designed to make web-scale computing easier and more cost-effective for developers.

Texasn-Amazon

Dec 05, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Comments: Amazon SimpleDB is a web service for running queries on structured data in real time. This service works in close conjunction with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), collectively providing the ability to store, process and query data sets in the cloud. These services are designed to make web-scale computing easier and more cost-effective for developers.

Never run your own database again

Oct 07, 2016
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Amazon and the Amazon Web Services offering eliminate the need for expensive non scalable infrastructure. SimpleDB lets you move data into the cloud but still in such a way to be secure and available.

Amazon experience

Feb 02, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Amazon need to feature with Paypal. I know amazon is safe, but Paypal is too. Some people feel safer by checking with paypal. Please i need you to have this feat with paypal.

Super awesome

Jan 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Really easy to use. I love this and would recommend it! It was a really great price and I didn't have to contact customer support.

The DB to use for non-DBAs

Jul 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I've been amazed at how quickly my team was able to get projects using both Simple DB and AWS up to speed.

Cons: Compared to other BaaS platforms, its a little harder to setup initially but worth it for simple applications or AWS related projects.

Very fun and love what it has to offer.

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This soft has a ton of features to use and help me with random things I need for my businesses and helps me out a lot.

Cons: The software was confusing at first and I feel like Amazon could have a bit better support option for people who need help.

Overall: Amazon SimpleDB is honestly great and amazing!

Good overall

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This helped us when we need it and is a good overall solution. Simple to get start with and it scales with your product.

This Distributed NoSql database is very simple and easy to use.

Apr 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: * Easy to store and query data.
* Concurrent data access issues are solved by conditional delete and put.

Cons: * The service works but the system may fail sometimes.
* Connectivity issues arise some time to cause data access issues.

its a great product

Dec 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: i would recommend it to family and friends. its a great product. its easy to use and easy to understand.

Really good to use

Jun 20, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use and connect. We are using this for a while and it's good to understand and communicate.

Cons: Sometimes I feel it's slow to communicate.

Nice and lightweight db

Apr 24, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Amazon SimpleDB is a distributed database that has been really helpful for deploying in EC2 and S3 web services.

Cons: I have not used Amazon SimpleDB extensively, so I did not find any drawbacks while using the Amazon SimpleDB.

THIS IS A REALLY GREAT SOFTWARE I LOVE TO USE IT.

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: IT IS REALLY FAST I CAN ALL THAT I WANT TO DO IT IS SO COOL. THE BEST OFFER ABOUT SOFTWARE A EVERYTHING FOR AMAZON

Overall: THIS IS SO COOL