DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the embedded DBMS for embedded systemsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. Cassandra vs. Hive

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Cassandra vs. Hive

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonHive  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessdata warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on Hadoop
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Wide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score70.07
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score110.93
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score76.19
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcassandra.apache.orghive.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Home
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by Facebook
Initial release201220082012
Current release3.11.10 , February 20213.1.2, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemshostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
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 indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduce
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yesyes infoquery execution via MapReduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
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 infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users, groups and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBCassandraHive
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
» more
Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
» more
Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
» more
Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
» more
Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more
Instaclustr: Hosted & Managed Apache Cassandra as a Service
» more

CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

DataStax Enterprise: Apache Cassandra for enterprises.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Amazon DynamoDBCassandraHive
DB-Engines blog posts

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Increased popularity for consuming DBMS services out of the cloud
2 October 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Cassandra keeps climbing the ranks of the DB-Engines Ranking
3 May 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

Oracle is the DBMS of the Year
5 January 2016, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

Winners, losers and an attractive newcomer in Novembers DB-Engines ranking
2 November 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Why is Hadoop not listed in the DB-Engines Ranking?
13 May 2013, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Triggering AWS Lambda Events with DynamoDB Integration
28 April 2021, hackernoon.com

Nosql Database Market Is Booming Worldwide | DynamoDB, ObjectLabs Corporation, Skyll – The Courier
24 April 2021, The Courier

Fauna CEO says cloud APIs help developers build apps without a database
9 May 2021, VentureBeat

Introduction to AWS Log Insights as CloudWatch Metrics
10 April 2021, hackernoon.com

NoSQL Database Market Size 2021 Demand, Global Trend, News, Business Growth, Top Key Players DynamoDB, ObjectLabs Corporation, Skyll, MarkLogic, InfiniteGraph, etc – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
6 May 2021, KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper

provided by Google News

DataStax Expands Cassandra Support for Kubernetes Distros
4 May 2021, Container Journal

Change Data Capture for Distributed Databases @Netflix
9 May 2021, InfoQ.com

Cassandra Database Administrator - FARFETCH job with FARFETCH Group | 162240
20 April 2021, The Business of Fashion

Yugabyte Releases Database on Kubernetes Clusters
7 May 2021, Container Journal

Cost-Saving Cassandra: Serverless Vs Self-Managed – Gigaom
23 April 2021, Gigaom

provided by Google News

Open-Source Database Software Market size, Witness Highest Growth in near future by 2027 | MySQL, Redis, Couchbase, Apache Hive, MongoDB, SQLite – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
4 May 2021, KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper

Global Open-Source Database Software Market Expected To Reach Highest CAGR by 2026 : MySQL, Redis, MongoDB, Couchbase, Apache Hive, etc. – BeverageManager .Net
10 May 2021, BeverageManager .Net

2013 - The Flourishing Open Source Ecosystem
1 May 2021, Datanami

Hadoop’s Legacy: No more fear of data
27 April 2021, ZDNet

Open-Source Database Software Market 2021 Growing Worldwide By Top Keyplayers | MySQL, Redis, Couchbase, Apache Hive, MongoDB, SQLite – The Courier
23 April 2021, The Courier

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Fullstack Developer – AWS/React/Node - Can Work From Home / REMOTE! !
American Family Insurance, Madison, WI

QA Specialist
Ready, Remote

Data Analyst I
Next Caller, Remote

Software Dev Engineer I
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Bellevue, WA

Python Developer
Incsub, Remote

Cassandra Database Engineer
BAE Systems, Annapolis Junction, MD

Database Administrator
PMG Global, Herndon, VA

Database Administration Consultant
Dell Technologies, Texas

Call Center Representatives Needed For Car Dealership
Frank Myers Auto Maxx, Winston-Salem, NC

Cassandra Database Engineer
Leidos, Annapolis Junction, MD

Big Data/Hadoop Developer-Entry Level-Only W2-No Bachelors-No 3rd Parties
SoftSages Technology Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Hadoop Developer
Amgenium Inc, Remote

Support Engineer
Microsoft, Charlotte, NC

Data Engineer (Remote)
Glassdoor, San Francisco, CA

Data Engineer
Intone Networks, Remote

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database Machine Learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Present your product here