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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. EJDB vs. HyperSQL

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonEJDB  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudEmbeddable document-store database library with JSON representation of queries (in MongoDB style)Multithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score74.07
Rank#17  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.27
Rank#297  Overall
#44  Document stores
Score3.49
Rank#87  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbgithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdbhsqldb.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbgithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mdhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.html
DeveloperAmazonSoftmotions
Initial release201220122001
Current release2.7.2, June 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoGPLv2Open Source infobased on BSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCJava
Server operating systemshostedserver-lessAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modes
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idyes
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIin-process shared libraryHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Actionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava, SQL
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnonenone
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infotypically not needed, however similar functionality with collection joins possibleyes
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 regionnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/Write Lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
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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