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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Amazon Redshift vs. MySQL

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  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 toolsWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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
Score1218.96
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperAmazonAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Oracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release201220121995
Current release8.0.16, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC and C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions infoin Pythonyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nono
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 systemyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
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 regionACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
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-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
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Amazon DynamoDBAmazon RedshiftMySQL
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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