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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. CrateDB vs. Hazelcast vs. Riak TS

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudDistributed Date Store based on LuceneA widely adopted in-memory data gridRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KV
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Search engine
Key-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Document store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
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
Score0.92
Rank#180  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#11  Search engines
Score9.66
Rank#48  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score0.23
Rank#282  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcrate.iohazelcast.comriak.com/­products/­riak-ts
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcrate.io/­docshazelcast.org/­imdg/­docs
DeveloperAmazonCrateHazelcastBasho Technologies
Initial release2012201320082015
Current release4.2, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaErlang
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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 infothe object must implement a serialization strategyno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL-like query languageno
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
JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
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
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor ServicesJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanoyes infoEventsyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factoryes infoReplicated Mapselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)noyesyes
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 or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infolinks between datasets can be stored
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 strategyone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedno
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)rights management via user accountsRole-based access controlno
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Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Hazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Hazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Hazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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Hazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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