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DBMS > Amazon DocumentDB vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. Amazon SimpleDB

System Properties Comparison Amazon DocumentDB vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. Amazon SimpleDB

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NameAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  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 cloudHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward Sciore
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.43
Rank#143  Overall
#23  Document stores
Score76.93
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score2.18
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­documentdbaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbaws.amazon.com/­simpledb
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourcesdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledb
DeveloperAmazonAmazon
Initial release201920122007
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesyes infoAll columns are indexed automatically
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)RESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnoyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdano
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone infoSharding must be implemented in the application
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-availability zones for high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasyesyes
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)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possiblenono
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 regionno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the application
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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)Access rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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