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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. FaunaDB vs. Kdb+ vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  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 simplicityHigh performance Time Series DBMSKey-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
Time Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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
Score5.48
Rank#58  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#309  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfauna.comkx.comstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfauna.com/­documentationcode.kx.com
DeveloperAmazonFauna, Inc.Kx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSTS Soft SC
Initial release201220142000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032011
Current release3.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageScalaqC#
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'no
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (q)no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
.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++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsuser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanoyes infowith viewsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashinghorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMasterlessMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
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 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 regionACIDnono
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.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 controlrights management via user accountsno
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBFaunaDBKdb+STSdb
Specific characteristicsServerless cloud database for modern applications Native GraphQL API High performance...
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Integrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesDocument-relational interface: combines flexibility in modeling with flexibility...
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provides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariosModern Javascript Apps Identity management Multi-tenant SaaS backend Social content...
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tick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersNextdoor ShiftX
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Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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