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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Couchbase vs. Trafodion

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score76.55
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score27.91
Rank#29  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score0.50
Rank#235  Overall
#113  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.couchbase.comtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.couchbase.comtrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperAmazonCouchbase, Inc.Apache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release201220112014
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20192.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC++, Java
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APINative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoFunctions and timers in JavaScriptJava Stored Procedures
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes infovia the TAP protocolno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
yes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yesyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
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 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.yes infoEphemeral bucketsno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)User and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseTrafodion
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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