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Amazon DynamoDB System Properties

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NameAmazon DynamoDB
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloud
Database modelDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking measures the popularity of database management systems
Trend Chart
Score33.20
Rank#22  Overall
#2  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodb
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentation/­dynamodb
DeveloperAmazon
Initial release2012
License Commercial or Open Sourcecommercial free tier for a limited amount of database operations
Cloud-based Only available as a cloud serviceyes
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeschema-free
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL Support of (almost entire) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresno
Triggersyes by integration with AWS Lambda
Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno may be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)
Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency can be specified for read operations
Foreign keys Referential integrityno
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano Concurrent data updates can be detected by the application
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability Support for making data persistentyes
User concepts Access controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDB
Specific characteristics

Amazon DynamoDB is a fast and flexible NoSQL database service for all applications that need consistent, single-digit millisecond latency at any scale. It is a fully managed cloud database and supports both document and key-value store models. Its flexible data model and reliable performance make it a great fit for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, IoT, and many other applications. Start today by downloading the local version of DynamoDB, then read our Getting Started Guide.

Competitive advantages

Fully Managed
Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed cloud NoSQL database service – you simply create a database table, set your throughput, and let the service handle the rest. You no longer need to worry about database management tasks such as hardware or software provisioning, setup and configuration, software patching, operating a reliable, distributed database cluster, or partitioning data over multiple instances as you scale. Learn more »

Event Driven Programming
Amazon DynamoDB integrates with AWS Lambda to provide Triggers which enables you to architect applications that automatically react to data changes. Learn more »

Fine-grained Access Control
Amazon DynamoDB integrates with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) for fine-grained access control for users within your organization. You can assign unique security credentials to each user and control each user's access to services and resources. Learn more »

Flexible
Amazon DynamoDB supports both document and key-value data structures, giving you the flexibility to design the best architecture that is optimal for your application. Learn more »

Typical application scenarios

Ad Tech
Amazon DynamoDB is a NoSQL database service that delivers consistent, single-digit millisecond latency at any scale. DynamoDB provides the performance and availability you need to create real-time bidding (RTB) platforms and recommendation engines. Reference Architecture: Diagram

Gaming
You can create responsive games for mobile, console, and desktop with DynamoDB. Store and query Amazon Lumberyard game data such as player state, high scores, or world dynamic content through Cloud Canvas. Developing a successful mobile game is about more than just the game: DynamoDB integrates with the AWS Mobile SDK and a broad set of AWS services for user authentication, downloadable content, and social features. Reference Architecture: Diagram

IoT
DynamoDB lets you easily store and query device data so you can focus on building incredible new AWS IoT solutions. Connect your high-velocity, high-volume IoT data in DynamoDB to a Amazon Redshift data warehouse to enable BI analysis. Reference Architecture: Diagram

Key customers

AdRoll, BMW, Canary, Dropcam, DuolingoMediaTek, Nordstrom, Redfin, Supercell, VidRoll, Zynga, plus many more!

Market metrics

According to DB-Engines' ranking, Amazon DynamoDB is the most popular fully managed database service.

Gartner Research positions Amazon Web Services in the Leaders Quadrant of its Magic Quadrant Operational Database Management Systems. Gartner defines leaders as those that generally demonstrate the most support for a broad range of operational applications, based on support for a wide range of data types and multiple use cases. These vendors demonstrate consistent customer satisfaction and strong customer support.

Licensing and pricing models

With Amazon DynamoDB, you only pay for the throughput and storage you need.  The AWS Free Tier offers 25 GB of storage and up to 200 million requests per month with Amazon DynamoDB. Learn more »

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DB-Engines blog posts

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Recent citations in the news

Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) Released in Preview: In-Memory Cache for Read-Intensive Workloads
16 May 2017, InfoQ.com

Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator Reaches Preview
23 May 2017, iProgrammer

Hunting and Fixing AWS DynamoDB Client Scalability Issues on Tomcat - SYS
23 May 2017, CON Media (press release)

Amazon Updates Data Offerings
27 April 2017, iProgrammer

Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX)がプレビューに
23 May 2017, InfoQ Japan

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