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

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  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 distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metric
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument store
Key-value store
Search engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.26
Rank#301  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score74.07
Rank#17  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score135.35
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storeaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearch
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­en/­tablestoredocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.html
DeveloperAlibabaAmazonElastic
Initial release201620122010
Current release8.6, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoElastic License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedhostedAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnoyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes infoby using the 'percolation' feature
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)ES-Hadoop Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all
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
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.noMemcached and Redis integration
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)

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