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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. CrateDB vs. FaunaDB vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudDistributed Date Store based on LuceneStrongly consistent database capable of global horizontal scale with a focus on operational simplicityKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score61.63
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.61
Rank#191  Overall
#91  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score0.69
Rank#180  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#89  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#309  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcrate.iofauna.comstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcrate.io/­docsfauna.com/­documentation
DeveloperAmazonCrateFauna, Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release2012201320142011
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaScalaC#
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java 7 VMLinuxWindows
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, but no triggers and constraintsnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Erlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsuser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factorMasterlessnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
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 infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)rights management via user accountsIdentity management, authentication, and access controlno
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