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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. Cachelot.io vs. Firebase Realtime Database

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. Cachelot.io vs. Firebase Realtime Database

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCachelot.io  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudIn-memory caching systemCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.47
Rank#242  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score79.85
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#57  Key-value stores
Score19.36
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storeaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcachelot.iofirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-database
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperAlibabaAmazonGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release2016201220152012
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoSimplified BSD Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnoyes
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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 indexesnoyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIMemcached protocolAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononolimited functionality with using 'rules'
Triggersnoyes infoby integration with AWS LambdanoCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
noneEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionnoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesnoyes
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 tokensAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)noyes, based on authentication and database rules

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