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DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. Datomic vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Datomic vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score75.20
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score1.93
Rank#120  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score5.31
Rank#64  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.datomic.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.datomic.comhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperAmazonCognitectSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release201220121992
Current release0.9.5951, July 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercial infolimited edition freecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJava, Clojure
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Clojure
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoTransaction Functionsyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS LambdaBy using transaction functionsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
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 ConsistencyImmediate 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 persistentyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes inforecommended only for testing and developmentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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