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DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. BoltDB vs. Hypertable vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. BoltDB vs. Hypertable vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudAn embedded key-value store for Go.An open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value storeWide column storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score68.41
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.69
Rank#205  Overall
#36  Key-value stores
Score32.01
Rank#25  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbgithub.com/­boltdb/­boltazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperAmazonHypertable Inc.Microsoft
Initial release2012201320092014
Current release0.9.8.11, March 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
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Implementation languageGoC++
Server operating systemshostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonoyes infoJSON types
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 indexesyesnorestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIC++ API
Thrift
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
GoC++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoJavaScript
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS LambdanonoJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneselectable replication factor on file system levelyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)noyeswith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
noneImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
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 regionyesnoMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)nonoAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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