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DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. Apache Kylin vs. Fauna

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Apache Kylin vs. Fauna

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudA distributed analytics engine for big data, providing a SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) and leveraging the Hadoop stackFauna provides a web-native interface, with support for GraphQL and custom business logic that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the serverless ecosystem. The underlying globally distributed storage and compute platform is fast, consistent, and reliable, with a modern security infrastructure.
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score77.72
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score1.26
Rank#175  Overall
#81  Relational DBMS
Score1.63
Rank#155  Overall
#28  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#70  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbkylin.apache.orgfauna.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbkylin.apache.org/­docsdocs.fauna.com
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncFauna, Inc.
Initial release201220152014
Current release3.1.0, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScala
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdano
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yesno
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
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 regionACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Identity management, authentication, and access control

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