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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. SQLite

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.14
Rank#117  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score76.55
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score129.37
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperAmazonAmazonDwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release201220122000
Current release3.36.0  (18 June 2021), June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedhostedserver-less
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnoyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infovia file-system locks
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)no

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