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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Apache Drill

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud Storage
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score69.12
Rank#17  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score3.14
Rank#99  Overall
#18  Document stores
#49  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdrill.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdrill.apache.org/­docs
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation
Initial release20122012
Current release1.17.0, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliant
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdano
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
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
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesDepending on the underlying data source
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data source
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Depending on the underlying data source

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