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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Google Cloud Datastore

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud Platform
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score37.60
Rank#22  Overall
#11  Document stores
Score3.07
Rank#72  Overall
#30  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcloud.google.com/­datastore
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentation/­dynamodbcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docs
DeveloperAmazonGoogle
Initial release20122008
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercial
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, details here
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (GQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnousing Google App Engine
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS LambdaCallbacks using the Google Apps Engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-Master replication using Paxos
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor paths
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of Transactions
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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)no
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Amazon DynamoDBGoogle Cloud Datastore
Specific characteristicsAmazon DynamoDB is a fast and flexible NoSQL database service for all applications...
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Competitive advantagesFully Managed Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed cloud NoSQL database service – you...
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Typical application scenariosAd Tech Amazon DynamoDB is a NoSQL database service that delivers consistent, single-digit...
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Key customersAdRoll , BMW , Canary , Dropcam , Duolingo , MediaTek , Nordstrom , Redfin , Supercell...
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Market metricsAccording to DB-Engines' ranking , Amazon DynamoDB is the most popular fully managed...
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Licensing and pricing modelsWith Amazon DynamoDB, you only pay for the throughput and storage you need. The AWS...
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