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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. CouchDB

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. CouchDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  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 cloudA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument store
Key-value store
Document store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.38
Rank#251  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score73.76
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score16.12
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storeaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcouchdb.apache.org
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stable
DeveloperAlibabaAmazonApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developer
Initial release201620122005
Current release3.1.1, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshostedhostedAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoView functions in JavaScript
Triggersnoyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
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 regionno infoatomic operations within a single document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infostrategy: optimistic locking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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)Access rights for users can be defined per database

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