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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. EventStoreDB vs. GridDB

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonEventStoreDB  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudIndustrial-strength, open-source database solution built from the ground up for event sourcing.Scalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big Data
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Event StoreTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score76.93
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.87
Rank#189  Overall
#1  Event Stores
Score1.34
Rank#147  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.eventstore.comgriddb.net
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdevelopers.eventstore.comdocs.griddb.net
DeveloperAmazonEvent Store LimitedToshiba Corporation
Initial release201220122013
Current release21.2, February 20214.6, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Event Store Cloud allows you to deploy a managed EventStoreDB cluster in AWS, GCP and Azure (coming soon).
Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestamp
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 SQLnoSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)Connector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobs
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containers
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
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 regionACID at container level
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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)Access rights for users can be defined per database
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Amazon DynamoDBEventStoreDBGridDB
Specific characteristicsGuaranteed writes Great performance that scales Immutable data store High availability...
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GridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantagesEventStoreDB's core database server is used in production systems worldwide. The...
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1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosEvent-sourced systems Event-driven architecture
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Factory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersEventStoreDB is used by companies across a whole range of industries. Here are just...
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Denso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsAvailable as open-source software and licensed under the 3-clause BSD license ( https://github.com/EventStore/EventStore/blob/master/LICENSE.md...
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Open Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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