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System Properties Comparison Amazon DocumentDB vs. Amazon DynamoDB

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NameAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed MongoDB-compatible database serviceHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloud
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.69
Rank#185  Overall
#26  Document stores
Score56.57
Rank#18  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­documentdbaws.amazon.com/­dynamodb
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourcesdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodb
DeveloperAmazon
Initial release20192012
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 schemeschema-freeschema-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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnoyes infoby integration with AWS Lambda
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-availability zones for high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)no 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 integrityno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-document operationsACID 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
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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