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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. c-treeACE vs. Cassandra

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonc-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudHigh speed key-value store, desgined for high availability, mission critical applications with automatic recovery and immediately consistent transaction support.Wide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write access
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Wide column store
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
Score0.64
Rank#210  Overall
#37  Key-value stores
#102  Relational DBMS
Score119.18
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeacecassandra.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodblearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorycassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latest
DeveloperAmazonFairCom CorporationApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by Facebook
Initial release201219792008
Current releaseV11.5, November 20173.11.8, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageANSI C, C++Java
Server operating systemshostedAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, ANSI Standard SQL 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 indexesyesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solution
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoANSI SQL queriesSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++no
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)noyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infowhen using SQLno
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 regionACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Fine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.Access rights for users can be defined per object
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBc-treeACECassandra
Specific characteristicsSpeed, reliability and consistency are the reasons businesses choose FairCom™s c-treeACE...
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Apache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features High-speed transaction processing Immediately consistent, ACID-compliant,...
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No single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Typical application scenariosc-treeACE speed, reliability, and flexibility are direct reasons this technology...
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Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersVISA, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, CommVault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Apple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Cassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of c-treeACE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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Apache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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