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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Amazon Redshift vs. FaunaDB vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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 toolsStrongly consistent database capable of global horizontal scale with a focus on operational simplicityKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score61.63
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score21.39
Rank#31  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.69
Rank#180  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#89  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#309  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbaws.amazon.com/­redshiftfauna.comstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftfauna.com/­documentation
DeveloperAmazonAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Fauna, Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release2012201220142011
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
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Implementation languageCScalaC#
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinuxWindows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesrestrictedyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions infoin Pythonuser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesMasterlessnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemyesno
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 regionACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.yesno
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-standardIdentity management, authentication, and access controlno
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Amazon DynamoDBAmazon RedshiftFaunaDBSTSdb
Specific characteristicsServerless cloud database for modern applications Native GraphQL API High performance...
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Competitive advantagesDocument-relational interface: combines flexibility in modeling with flexibility...
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Typical application scenariosModern Javascript Apps Identity management Multi-tenant SaaS backend Social content...
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Key customersNextdoor ShiftX
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