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Amazon SimpleDB is a distributed database service developed by Amazon.com in the Erlang programming language. Released on December 13, 2007, Amazon SimpleDB is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) component that works in conjunction with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
Amazon SimpleDB facilitates cloud storage, processing and query processing. The service is easy to use and provides most core traditional database features, including real-time processing and simplified structured data queries.
Amazon SimpleDB features include:
The following are Amazon SimpleDB benefits:
Amazon SimpleDB has several drawbacks, including weaker forms of consistency and storage limitations.