DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. Drizzle vs. MariaDB vs. Riak KV

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Drizzle vs. MariaDB vs. Riak KV

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.MySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. MariaDB ColumnStore provides a column-oriented storage engine and MariaDB Xpand supports distributed SQL.Distributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score79.85
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score106.42
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score6.09
Rank#64  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbmariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
riak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­library
DeveloperAmazonDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Basho Technologies
Initial release2012200820092009
Current release7.2.4, September 201210.6.5, November 20212.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
SkySQL (The Ultimate MariaDB Cloud): The first and only DBaaS to bring the full power of MariaDB Platform to the cloud, combining powerful enterprise features and world-class support with unrivaled ease of use and groundbreaking innovation.
Implementation languageC++C and C++Erlang
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
FreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoDynamic columns are supportedschema-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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBCADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
PHP
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
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 proceduresnonoyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3JavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdano infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingseveral options for horizontal partitioning and ShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno infolinks between data sets 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 regionACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infowith MEMORY storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Pluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBDrizzleMariaDBRiak KV
Specific characteristicsMariaDB is the most powerful open source relational database – modern SQL and JSON...
» more
Competitive advantagesMariaDB has many features unavailable in other open source relational databases....
» more
Typical application scenariosWeb, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
» more
Key customersDeutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens Featured...
» more
Market metricsMariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more
Navicat for MariaDB provides a native environment for MariaDB database management and development.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Amazon DynamoDBDrizzleMariaDBRiak KV
DB-Engines blog posts

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Increased popularity for consuming DBMS services out of the cloud
2 October 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

MySQL won the April ranking; did its forks follow?
1 April 2015, Paul Andlinger

Has MySQL finally lost its mojo?
1 July 2013, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

MariaDB strengthens its position in the open source RDBMS market
5 April 2018, Matthias Gelbmann

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2017
2 January 2018, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

Big gains for Relational Database Management Systems in DB-Engines Ranking
2 February 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

Everything You Need to Know About AWS DynamoDB
28 May 2021, hackernoon.com

A better way to query DynamoDB data with SQL
10 March 2021, TechTarget

AWS Finally Gets Official SDKs for Rust, Kotlin, and Swift
9 January 2022, InfoQ.com

NoSQL Databases are the Problem, Not the Solution
3 January 2022, Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence

Clumio Discover gives customers full view of AWS snapshots
27 May 2021, TechTarget

provided by Google News

Break point: MariaDB, ONNX runtime, Seldon Core, GitLab, Go, and Oracle • DEVCLASS
17 December 2021, DevClass

Principled Technologies Study Compares MariaDB Performance Between Two Sets of Google Cloud Platform Configurations with Different Generations of Intel Processors
6 January 2022, PR.com

Meet New Release of ODBC Drivers with Windows 11, PostgreSQL 14, MariaDB 10.6, and Firebird 4 Support
14 January 2022, PR.com

Relational Databases Software Market Technology, New Innovations, Forecast Report to 2026
10 January 2022, Get News Alert

MariaDB Community Server 10.6 extends JSON and Oracle compatibility
24 June 2021, Help Net Security

provided by Google News

Is Riak A Good NoSQL Database Option?
1 July 2019, Analytics India Magazine

Riak NoSQL Database: Use Cases and Best Practices
23 December 2011, InfoQ.com

Basho, Maker of Riak NoSQL Database, Raises $25M
13 January 2015, Data Center Knowledge

Basho rolls out open source version of its Riak TS database
5 May 2016, ZDNet

​Basho's Riak 2.1 database zooms in on better write speeds
8 April 2015, ZDNet

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Data Analyst
Caterpillar, Chicago, IL

Security Engineer - 2022 (United States)
Amazon.com Services LLC, Seattle, WA

Senior Database Consultant
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Remote

IT Support Engineer
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Remote

Software Development Engineer, DynamoDB
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Remote

NOC Technician M/F
smartTrade, New York, NY

Web Application Developer (Remote)
Covenant Eyes, Owosso, MI

Remote MariaDB Engineer
Pinnacle Group, San Francisco, CA

Senior Database Consultant
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Remote

Remote Senior Back-end Engineer (Python, MongoDB, MariaDB)
Turing.Com, United States

Physician Educator, Health Plan (Remote, Pittsburgh)
UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Cloud Support Engineer I - Databases, Premium Support
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Remote

Physician Educator Health Plan
UPMC, Belle Vernon, PA

Cloud Support Engineer I - Databases
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Houston, TX

Senior Java Backend Developer
Intone Networks, Remote

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Present your product here