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System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. Amazon DynamoDB

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloud
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score12.96
Rank#45  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Score88.35
Rank#15  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­auroraaws.amazon.com/­dynamodb
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmldocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodb
DeveloperAmazonAmazon
Initial release20152012
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operations
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyesyes infoby integration with AWS Lambda
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and region
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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