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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Amazon Redshift

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence tools
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score55.93
Rank#19  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score20.97
Rank#31  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbaws.amazon.com/­redshift
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshift
DeveloperAmazonAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)
Initial release20122012
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes
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 indexesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standard
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions infoin Python
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdano
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno 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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the system
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Amazon DynamoDBAmazon Redshift
Specific characteristicsAmazon DynamoDB is a key-value and document database that delivers single-digit millisecond...
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Competitive advantagesPERFORMANCE AT SCALE DynamoDB supports some of the world’s largest scale applications...
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Typical application scenariosServerless web applications Build powerful web applications that automatically scale...
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Key customersNike Digital migrated their large clusters of Cassandra to a fully managed Amazon...
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Market metricsAccording to DB-Engines' ranking , Amazon DynamoDB is the most popular fully managed...
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Licensing and pricing modelsDynamoDB charges for reading, writing, and storing data in your DynamoDB tables,...
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