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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Blueflood vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. NuoDB

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on CassandraGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactions
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Time Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score66.18
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.15
Rank#285  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Score31.67
Rank#25  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score1.12
Rank#160  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbblueflood.ioazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.nuodb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbgithub.com/­rackerlabs/­blueflood/­wikidocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbdoc.nuodb.com
DeveloperAmazonRackspaceMicrosoftNuoDB, Inc.
Initial release2012201320142013
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
hostedhosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freepredefined schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoJSON typesyes
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 indexesyesnoyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP RESTDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJavaScriptJava, SQL
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS LambdanoJavaScriptyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infobased on CassandraSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicedata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/written
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandrayes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Bounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
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 regionnoMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionACID infotunable commit protocol
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoMVCC
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)noAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Users

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