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DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. Elasticsearch vs. Typesense

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Elasticsearch vs. Typesense

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonTypesense  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricA typo-tolerant, in-memory search engine optimized for instant search-as-you-type experiences and developer productivity
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Search engineSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector 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
Score135.35
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.79
Rank#210  Overall
#14  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchtypesense.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmltypesense.org/­docs
DeveloperAmazonElastic
Initial release201220102015
Current release8.6, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoElastic LicenseOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free infopre-defined schema optional
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 infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net infocommunity maintained
Clojure infocommunity maintained
Dart infocommunity maintained
Go infocommunity maintained
Java infocommunity maintained
JavaScript
Perl infocommunity maintained
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust infocommunity maintained
Swift infocommunity maintained
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes infoby using the 'percolation' feature
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesMulti-source replication using RAFT
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)ES-Hadoop Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
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 regionnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.Memcached and Redis integrationyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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