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DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. Drizzle vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. Riak KV

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Drizzle vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. Riak KV

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  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.Search-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSSearch engineKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score79.85
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score7.52
Rank#56  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score6.09
Rank#64  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchriak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­search
DeveloperAmazonDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerMicrosoftBasho Technologies
Initial release2012200820152009
Current release7.2.4, September 2012V12.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageC++Erlang
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
hostedLinux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBCRESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
C#
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 proceduresnononoJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdano infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.noyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceselectable 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 integritynoyesnono 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 regionACIDnono
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.no
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, HTTPyes infousing Azure authenticationno

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