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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Geode

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processes
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score64.58
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score2.43
Rank#107  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score1.82
Rank#125  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgeode.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgeode.apache.org/­docs
DeveloperAmazonAmazonOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.
Initial release201220072002
Current release1.1, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfire
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedhostedAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also required
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (OQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanoyes infoCache Event Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesMaster-master 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
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
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 regionno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationyes, on a single node
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights per client and object definable

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