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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. FaunaDB vs. IBM Db2 vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudStrongly consistent database capable of global horizontal scale with a focus on operational simplicityCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score61.63
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.69
Rank#180  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#89  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score171.35
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#309  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfauna.comwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2stssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfauna.com/­documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGG
DeveloperAmazonFauna, Inc.IBMSTS Soft SC
Initial release201220141983 infohost version2011
Current release12.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialcommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageScalaC and C++C#
Server operating systemshostedLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyesno
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMasterlessyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
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 regionACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
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-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBFaunaDBIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2STSdb
Specific characteristicsServerless cloud database for modern applications Native GraphQL API High performance...
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Competitive advantagesDocument-relational interface: combines flexibility in modeling with flexibility...
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Typical application scenariosModern Javascript Apps Identity management Multi-tenant SaaS backend Social content...
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Key customersNextdoor ShiftX
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