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

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  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 ScioreApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score60.18
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score2.36
Rank#98  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score4.45
Rank#68  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
#37  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbaws.amazon.com/­simpledbignite.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbapacheignite.readme.io/­docs
DeveloperAmazonAmazonApache Software Foundation
Initial release201220072015
Current releaseApache Ignite 2.6
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, Java, .Net
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDL
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanoyes (cache interceptors and events)
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 nodesyesyesyes (replicated cache)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)noyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)
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
Immediate 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 applicationACID
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)Security Hooks for custom implementations

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