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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Amazon CloudSearch vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Google Cloud Spanner

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Amazon CloudSearch vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Google Cloud Spanner

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.A horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.
Primary database modelWide column storeSearch engineDocument store
Key-value store
Document storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.40
Rank#251  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score2.21
Rank#116  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score77.63
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score19.96
Rank#37  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score3.41
Rank#93  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storeaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasecloud.google.com/­spanner
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasecloud.google.com/­spanner/­docs
DeveloperAlibabaAmazonAmazonGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Google
Initial release20162012201220122017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesyesyesyes
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Server operating systemshostedhostedhostedhostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonononoyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIHTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononolimited functionality with using 'rules'no
Triggersnonoyes infoby integration with AWS LambdaCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)noyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrity
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsnoACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionyesACID infoStrict serializable isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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