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Score 8.3 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SimpleDB

Well suited for: Games, Chat rooms, real time software like corporate events, marathons and so. Anytime and anywhere you could use a NoSQL DB you should think of SimpleDB.
As an arduous AWS user, Amazon SimpleDB easily integrates with EC2 and other AWS module; and if you are not an AWS user, you also have a fantastic tool that will solve the problem for which you are focused.
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Google Cloud Datastore

Using Google Cloud Datastore in conjunction with Google AppEngine was a very seamless integration and much easier than using other datastores since so much of the configuration is abstracted for you. Because of this, creating simple applications is very easy and getting Google Cloud Datastore to power the backend ties everything together. If we were using Google Compute Engine, I'd imagine the same seamless experience would be there as well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Amazon SimpleDB
Google Cloud Datastore
8.3
Performance
Amazon SimpleDB
Google Cloud Datastore
10.0
Availability
Amazon SimpleDB
Google Cloud Datastore
9.0
Concurrency
Amazon SimpleDB
Google Cloud Datastore
10.0
Security
Amazon SimpleDB
Google Cloud Datastore
9.0
Scalability
Amazon SimpleDB
Google Cloud Datastore
8.0
Data model flexibility
Amazon SimpleDB
Google Cloud Datastore
8.0
Deployment model flexibility
Amazon SimpleDB
Google Cloud Datastore
4.0

Pros

Amazon SimpleDB

  • Flexibility
  • Easy to learn and use
  • AWS integration
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Google Cloud Datastore

  • Automatically handles shards and replication.
  • Schema-less & NoSQL.
  • Fully managed.
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Cons

Amazon SimpleDB

  • Non AWS environments
  • Strict storage limit (but well we have DynamoDB for storage issues)
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Google Cloud Datastore

  • Part of the Google Cloud Platform walled garden.
  • Pay for read/writes to the datastore, in addition to storage.
  • Not many libraries exist.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SimpleDB

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Google Cloud Datastore

Google Cloud Datastore 10.0
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For the amount of use we're getting from Google Cloud Datastore, switching to any other platform would have more cost with little gain. Not having to manage and maintain Google Cloud Datastore for over 4 years has allowed our teams to work on other things. The price is so low that almost any other option for our needs would be far more expensive in time and money.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon SimpleDB

It integrates beautifully with AWS. In some projects we use SimpleDB while we use DynamoDB for others, according to the characteristics of the project. If the infrastructure is AWS, we always think of one of them.
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Google Cloud Datastore

If deploying an application in Google Cloud Platform, using Google Cloud Datastore is a no brainer because of the simplicity of setup. Other options would require more setup and configuration, and do not come with the same level of guaranteed uptime as Google Cloud Datastore. In our case, we've been using Google Cloud Datastore for 4 years without any issues and have never had to think about it.
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Return on Investment

Amazon SimpleDB

  • Reduced database administration time
  • Reduced data model analysis time
  • Lower cost of resources in projects in general
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Google Cloud Datastore

  • Simple billing part of Google Cloud Platform
  • No time spent configuring and maintaining Google Cloud Datastore.
  • Very good uptime for our applications.
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Pricing Details

Amazon SimpleDB

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Google Cloud Datastore

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SimpleDB
9.0
Google Cloud Datastore
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SimpleDB
Google Cloud Datastore
10.0

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