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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. FaunaDB vs. Quasardb

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  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 simplicityDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score62.02
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.80
Rank#166  Overall
#25  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#80  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score0.10
Rank#278  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfauna.comwww.quasardb.net
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfauna.com/­documentationdoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperAmazonFauna, Inc.quasardb
Initial release201220142009
Current release3.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialcommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScalaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infointeger and binary
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMasterlessMaster-slave replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nowith Hadoop integration
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 integritynoyesno
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 infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoTransient mode
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 controlCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBFaunaDBQuasardb
Specific characteristicsServerless cloud database for modern applications Native GraphQL API High performance...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesDocument-relational interface: combines flexibility in modeling with flexibility...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosModern Javascript Apps Identity management Multi-tenant SaaS backend Social content...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersNextdoor ShiftX
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCommunity edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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