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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Fauna vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonFauna  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudFauna (previously named FaunaDB) provides a web-native interface, with support for GraphQL and custom business logic that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the serverless ecosystem. The underlying globally distributed storage and compute platform is fast, consistent, and reliable, with a modern security infrastructure.Microsofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score74.90
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score1.53
Rank#136  Overall
#22  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#67  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score973.35
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfauna.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.fauna.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperAmazonFauna, Inc.Microsoft
Initial release201220141989
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageScalaC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
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
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Identity management, authentication, and access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBFaunaMicrosoft SQL Server
Specific characteristicsServerless database delivered as an API Web-native security model with attribute...
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Competitive advantages100% serverless , no connection pooling bottlenecks, or cold starts unlike legacy...
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Typical application scenariosJavascript apps Serverless backends for microservices Cloud-native apps B2B and B2C...
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Key customersShiftX
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Licensing and pricing modelsUsage-based pricing including a free tier
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