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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. FaunaDB vs. TerarkDB

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  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 simplicityA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Key-value store
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
Score0.05
Rank#309  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfauna.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfauna.com/­documentationgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperAmazonFauna, Inc.Terark
Initial release201220142016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageScalaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIC++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C++
Java
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 hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMasterlessnone
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 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 regionACIDno
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 controlno
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Amazon DynamoDBFaunaDBTerarkDB
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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