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

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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 cloudKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.17
Rank#85  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score61.37
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.09
Rank#291  Overall
#48  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodb
DeveloperAmazonAmazonSTS Soft SC
Initial release201220122011
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemshostedhostedWindows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP API.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnoyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdano
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 integritynonono
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 regionno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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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