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

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonc-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  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.CockroachDB is a distributed database architected for modern cloud applications. It is wire compatible with PostgreSQL and backed by a Key-Value Store, which is either RocksDB or a purpose-built derivative, called Pebble.
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
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
Score0.64
Rank#210  Overall
#37  Key-value stores
#102  Relational DBMS
Score5.58
Rank#68  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeacewww.cockroachlabs.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodblearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorywww.cockroachlabs.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazonFairCom CorporationCockroach Labs
Initial release201219792015
Current releaseV11.5, November 201719.2.6, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageANSI C, C++Go
Server operating systemshostedAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)dynamic schema
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoANSI SQL queriesyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQL
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
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
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++no
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioninghorizontal partitioning (by key range) infoall tables are translated to an ordered KV store and then broken down into 64MB ranges, which are then used as replicas in RAFT
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsMulti-source replication using RAFT
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infowhen using SQLyes
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 regionACIDACID
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.Role-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBc-treeACECockroachDB
Specific characteristicsSpeed, reliability and consistency are the reasons businesses choose FairComâ„¢s c-treeACE...
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CockroachDB is a Distributed SQL database architected for modern cloud applications....
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Competitive advantagesTop Features High-speed transaction processing Immediately consistent, ACID-compliant,...
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- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Typical application scenariosc-treeACE speed, reliability, and flexibility are direct reasons this technology...
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System of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Key customersVISA, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, CommVault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Comcast, LUSH, Bose, Kindred, Nubank, Baidu, SpaceX, TuneGO, eBay, DoorDash, Norfolk...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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8K+ long-running clusters 600+ CockroachDB Enterprise clusters 120+ CockroachCloud...
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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 2.0 for core features released up to and including the 19.1 release - Time-limited...
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