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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Cassandra vs. MarkLogic

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  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 accessOperational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL database
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Wide column storeDocument store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
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
Score119.18
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score11.94
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcassandra.apache.orgwww.marklogic.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.marklogic.com
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookMarkLogic Corp.
Initial release201220082001
Current release3.11.8, August 20209.0, 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free infoSchema can be enforced
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infoSQL92
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Java API
Node.js Client API
ODBC
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
WebDAV
XDBC
XQuery
XSLT
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
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infovia XQuery or JavaScript
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayesyes
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 possibleyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yesyes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobs
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
Immediate 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 operationsACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transaction
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.noyes, with Range Indexes
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 objectRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levels
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBCassandraMarkLogic
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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The MarkLogic Multi-Model Database provides the simplest way to integrate data from...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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The main benefit of MarkLogic is simplicity. By making things simpler, MarkLogic...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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MarkLogic’s main use case is the Operational Data Hub . A Data Hub is useful for...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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MarkLogic has proven results managing mission-critical data with over 1,000 global...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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MarkLogic is well known within the Fortune 1000, with a strong presence in financial...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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MarkLogic provides a variety of licenses and cloud services: MarkLogic Data Hub Service...
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