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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Apache Pinot vs. DataFS

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Pinot  Xexclude from comparisonDataFS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudRealtime distributed OLAP datastore, designed to answer OLAP queries with low latencyAll data is stored inside objects which are linked by so-called link attributes. Objects consist of classes which can be extended and de-extended at runtime. Graphs can be defined with a struct.
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSObject oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score74.07
Rank#17  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.40
Rank#270  Overall
#125  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#354  Overall
#15  Object oriented DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbpinot.apache.orgnewdatabase.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.pinot.apache.orgdev.mobiland.com/­Overview.xsp
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation and contributorsMobiland AG
Initial release201220152018
Current release1.0.0, September 20231.1.263, October 2022
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 serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java JDK11 or higherWindows
Data schemeschema-freeyesClasses, Structs, and Lists are written in proprietary DataTypeDefinitionLanguage (.dtdl) and Objects consisting of those are written in proprietary DataAccessDefinitionLanguage (.dadl)
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.no
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC.NET Client API
Proprietary client DLL
WinRT client
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
Python
.Net
C
C#
C++
VB.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdano, except callback-events from server when changes happened
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningProprietary Sharding system
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)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate 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 datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Windows-Profile

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