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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. IRONdb

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudCloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score69.14
Rank#17  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score8.21
Rank#51  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#335  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-database
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.circonus.com/­irondb
DeveloperAmazonGoogleCirconus LLC.
Initial release201220172017
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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 SQLnonoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes, in Lua
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes, with Cloud Functionsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replicationconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)Using Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
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 regionyesno
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.no
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBGoogle Cloud FirestoreIRONdb
Specific characteristicsIRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Competitive advantagesUnmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Typical application scenariosReal Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsIRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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