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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Drizzle vs. TerminusDB

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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.Scalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score62.02
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#334  Overall
#32  Graph DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbterminusdb.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazonDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201220082018
Current release7.2.4, September 20121.0, 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Linux
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBCOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
PHP
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdano infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Journaling Streams
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
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 persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
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, HTTPRole-based access control

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