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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Amazon Redshift vs. EsgynDB vs. H2GIS

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonEsgynDB  Xexclude from comparisonH2GIS  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 toolsEnterprise-class SQL-on-Hadoop solution, powered by Apache TrafodionSpatial extension of H2
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score84.46
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score25.94
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.21
Rank#288  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#335  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.esgyn.cnwww.h2gis.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­home
DeveloperAmazonAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)EsgynCNRS
Initial release2012201220152013
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialcommercialOpen Source infoLGPL 3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++, JavaJava
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesrestrictedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.NetJava
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions infoin PythonJava Stored Proceduresyes infobased on H2
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesMulti-source replication between multi datacentersyes infobased on H2
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)noyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemyesyes
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 regionACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infobased on H2

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